Bangalore: Following the report published today by Nasheman, about the victory celebration organised by BJP leader Mr. Anwar Manippaddy and Muslim Ulemas associated with Bazm-e-Qasmi, and their allegations leveled against minority Muslim politicians and Wakq board, charging them with encroaching Wakf lands, Dr. Mohammed Yousuff, Chairman of Karnataka State Board of Auqaf, lashed out at the former Chairman of the Karnataka State Minorities Commission, calling him a cheater.
Mr. Yousuff speaking exclusively to Nasheman, said that, Mr. Mannipaddy has “has forgotten that it is the duty of the Waqf Board to recover such properties in accordance with law as provided under the Waqf Act. According to the existing Waqf laws, it is the Waqf Board which is Competent Authority to remove the encroachments.”
Calling Mr. Mannipaddy a “self styled minority leader,” Mr. Yousuff accused him of taking law into his own hands and said that Mr. Manipaddy wants to disturb the peace and tranquility in the state.
“The main intention of the above said self styled BJP leader is to create panic in the public by issuing application forms by misleading the public and has gone to the extent of proposing the construction of 2000 houses in Gorubhaidoddi Waqf land for distribution among the Muslim minority people and 25% to other community people where there is no such provisions under the Waqf Act, thereby misleading the other communities also which amounts to cheating the public.”
“The act of Mr. Anwar Mannipady clearly violates the provisions of law and he is liable for punishment. He cannot run a parallel Waqf Board and discharge the duties of the Waqf Board which is constituted and functioning as per the Waqf Act passed by the Parliament. I have got my own doubt that all these illegal and unlawful activities of Mr. Anwar Mannipady has not been brought to the notice of former Chief Minister B.S. Yedurappa, State BJP leader Pralhad Joshi and Union Ministers who would definitely not support his illegal acts and I also doubt that, these persons would participate in the alleged function as per his press statement appeared in the print media,” Mr. Yousuff added.
Mr. Mannipady for his part has maintained his stance by accusing the officials of the Wakf board to be in hands in glove with state minority Muslim politicians in embezzling hundreds of crores of rupees by encroaching Wakf lands.