Hindus have been tortured for hundreds of years, it was expected that situation would improve after independence and partition. However, after that, the situation worsened, due to the ill effects of pseudo-secularism and vote bank politics, Hindus were cheated by deceit.
Such laws were made that Hindus could not take back their cultural and religious heritage even if they wanted to, while some laws were also made, in which the Muslim community was given so much power that they could take possession of wherever they wanted across the country.
Recently, a petition has been submitted to the Supreme Court, challenging the provisions of the WAQF act 1995 alleging discrimination from other religions.
WAQF Act 1995 – a law that gives Muslims unprecedented rights over Hindu property
The plea has sought an order from the court that no rule, notification, order, or direction given under the WAQF Act 1995 should apply to properties belonging to Hindu or other non-Islamic communities. It has challenged various provisions of the WAQF Act, it has been said that in these, special status has been given to WAQF property, while the properties of trust, monastery, and akhara do not have the same status.
It has been said in the petition that under the WAQF Act, the Board has been given unlimited power to register any property as WAQF property. It does not provide any workaround for the Hindu and non-Islamic communities to protect their private and religious properties from being included in the WAQF list issued by the government or the Waqf Board. This is discrimination against Hindu and other un-Islamic communities.
Section 40 of the WAQF Act gives unlimited powers to the WAQF Board
This act was enacted by the Congress government in 1995. Section 40 of this law is highly discriminatory, which gives the WAQF Board special power to investigate whether any property is wAQF property or not. If the WAQF Board feels that it is their property, then it can issue a show cause notice to the owner or trust of that property as to why this property should not be registered as WAQF property.
In any instance of dispute, the board’s decision in this regard will be final, that decision can only be challenged in the WAQF Tribunal. Here it is important to note that WAQF Tribunal is a group of radical Muslims, who will never think about Hindu welfare.
In the last ten years, the WAQF Board has occupied innumerable properties of Hindus and declared them as their property. Recently, many villages in Tamil Nadu have been declared as their property by the WAQF Board, and the local people were asked to get a no-objection certificate from them before buying or selling their properties.
According to waqf data, a total of 6,59,877 properties are registered as WAQF properties as of July 2020, of which about eight lakh acres of land across the country are located. The WAQF Board has exclusive authority to remove illegal occupation, while there is an exemption from limitation i.e. deadline for taking back the possession of WAQF property.
While the managers, servitors, mahants, and those looking after the management and administration of religious properties like trusts, monasteries, temples, akharas, etc. do not have such rights and powers.
Places of Worship Act – Evil Conspiracy to take away the places of their worship from Hindus
The Act was enacted in 1991 by the Congress government of P.V. Narasimha Rao. According to this law, a place of worship of any religion that came into existence before August 15, 1947, cannot be converted into a place of worship of another religion. According to this law, if anyone violates the rules of this law, he can be jailed for up to three years, and attract a monetary penalty as well.
This law was also made with a sense of extreme discrimination against Hindus. According to this, even if it is proved that the present religious place was built by breaking any other religious place in the past, it will neither be demolished nor new construction will be done. However, the Ayodhya dispute was kept away from this law, because the matter was under judicial purview since the British era.
By enacting this law, the government broke the dreams of Hindus to reclaim their ancient places of worship. According to this law, Hindus cannot bring Kashi Vishwanath and Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi, Mathura in their true form, they can’t remove Islamic encroachments on them.
Recently, the same law was repeatedly cited by the Muslim side for not hearing the Kashi Gyanvapi case. While there it is clear that the temple of Mahadev has been destroyed and a mosque has been built on it.
These laws were cunningly made to weaken Hindus and give unlimited power to Muslims
Both these laws have been made to weaken Hindus politically, mentally, and religiously. Both laws were made by the Congress government, and their only aim was to weaken the Hindus, who were getting together after the Ram temple movement.
When the Ram temple movement was at its peak, the Hindus of the whole country were vouching for the construction of the Ram temple, then the Congress government secretly implemented the Places of Worship Act.
At the same time, in 1995, the Congress government made the WAQF Law. Although, it is not understood what was the need for such a law suddenly, but it seems that this law was made to compensate for the damage caused by the demolition of Babri Masjid.
Congress government gave WAQF board unlimited powers to occupy properties across the country. Today, this institution has occupied the properties of thousands of Hindus across the country, and due to the provisions of this law, these Hindus cannot even take back their properties.
Today, Hindus have challenged these two laws in court, because the structure of these two laws is contrary to the idea of democracy and secularism, and these laws are basically anti-Hindu. In such a situation, we are confident that the judiciary will do justice to the Hindus in this matter so that they can reclaim their ancient places of worship, and at the same time save their properties from the clutches of the WAQF.