Remove mosque in Allahabad premises in 3 months HC:SC | News from India

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday he ordered authorities to remove a mosque from the locals of the Allahabad HC within three months, telling the petitioners objecting to the demolition that the facility was on a terminated leasehold property and that they could not expect it to continue.
The appellants, Waqf Masjid HC and UP Sunni Central Waqf Board, had contested a November 2017 order by Allahabad HC, which gave them three months to move the mosque off the premises.
The supreme court rejected their request on Monday.
A bench of judges Mr Shah and CT Ravikumarhowever, it allowed the petitioners to submit a declaration to the UP government for the allocation of nearby land for the mosque.
He told the petitioners that the land was a leasehold, that it has been settled, and that they cannot reclaim it as a matter of law to continue.
“We also give petitioners three months to demolish the building in question and if the building is not removed within a period of three months from today, it will be possible for the authorities, including the High Court, to have it removed or demolished.” . said the bench.
Senior lawyer Kapil Sibal, appearing for the mosque’s management committee, said the mosque has been there since the 1950s and cannot simply be asked to relocate.
“The government changed in 2017 and everything changed. A GDP is deposited 10 days after the new government is formed. We have no problem moving to an alternative place as long as they give it to us,” he said.
The supreme court had previously asked the UP government to explore the possibility of granting a piece of land to relocate the mosque.
The HC had told the supreme court that it did not have an alternative plot of land to relocate the mosque. Agencies


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