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Delhi Sisters claim ownership of land offered for Babri Masjid

4th February 2021| TITN Team

On Wednesday, two Delhi sisters moved to the Allahabad High Court claiming the ownership of the five-acre land which was offered by Supreme Court for the construction of a mosque in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. The land was allotted to the Sunni Central Waqf Board in compliance with Supreme Court direction on 9th November, 2019 in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case. 

Rani Kapoor alias Rani Baluja and Rama Rani Punjabi have said in the writ petition that their father Gyan Chandra Punjabi had arrived to India during partition in 1947 from Punjab and settled in Faizabad (now Ayodhya) district.

They have claimed that their father was allotted 28-acre land in Dhannipur village by the Nazul Department for 5 years which he continued to possess beyond that period. Later, his name was included in the revenue records, the petitioners have said.

Further, his name was struck down from the records against which their father filed an appeal before the Additional Commissioner, Ayodhya, which was allowed, they have claimed.

The petitioners further claimed that the consolidation officer again removed their father’s name from the records during consolidation proceedings.

The petitioners have demanded the authorities to restrict from transferring the land to the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board till the pendency of dispute before the settlement officer.