Govt returns 35 acres of Wakf land
State Government has handed over 35 acres of prime land worth over Rs 100 crore belonging to the Baba Hazrat Sharfuddin Dargah in Pahadi Shareef to the Andhra Pradesh State Wakf Board here today. The land was encroached upon by the revenue department and allotted for developing a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in 2007. Ranga Reddy District Joint Collector Sudarshan Reddy has handed over the documents of the land located at Koheda village in Hayathnagar mandal to Wakf Board chairman Syed Afzal Biyabani Khusro Pasha in the presence of state Minorities Welfare Minister Syed Mohammad Ahmedullah, MW Secretary Dana Kishore and MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi at the State Secretariat. Later talking to reporters, the Minister assured that his government is taking all necessary steps for the protection of Wakf properties in the State. He also assured that steps would be taken to remove the encroachments from Wakf properties in the State. While thanking the government for returning the Wakf land, MIM leader Owaisi demanded that the government should act fast for the restoration of Wakf lands in other places in the city.