Sign Petition : Immediately repeal the draconian and unconstitutional ‘Waqf Act, 1995’

Recently the entire Nation woke up to a shocking news that a Hindu village in Tiruchendurai, Tamil Nadu, which has a Hindu temple over 1,500 year old, has been declared a Waqf property. The Hindus were perplexed about how a religion that came to Bharat in the 10th Century can lay claim to land and a temple that predates this religion ! The Waqf Act is responsible for this travesty.

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court against the ‘Waqf Act, 1995’. It requests the Court to decide that the Parliament does not have any powers to make the ‘Waqf Act, 1995’ for Waqf and its properties, since the Parliament cannot frame laws for Trusts, Trust property and religious institutions.
This petition was filed by H.H. (Adv.) Hari Shankar Jain, Jitendra Singh and 6 others. ‘The Waqf Act gives special status to Waqf properties; however, the properties of Hindu Trusts, Ashrams and Akhadas do not have such a special status’, the petition said.

An earlier decision of the Andhra Pradesh High Court has been cited in this petition. It said that the Waqf Board owns more land than the Indian Railways and the Ministry of Defence. Currently, the Waqf Board has 8 lakh acres of land. So far, 6,59,877 properties in the country have been declared to be in the name of the Waqf Board.

Patriotic and religious Hindus in India have been requested to sign a petition

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti has requested people to sign a petition addressed to the Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Minister for Home Affairs on www.hindujagruti.org/waqf-board-act and mark a copy of this petition to [email protected].
Be alert, be patriotic and become proactive !

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