A dilapidated platform cannot be considered a religious place without evidence: Supreme Court

Supreme Court News: The Supreme Court has commented on the matter related to Waqf on Friday. The court said that in the absence of any evidence of the offering or the user, a dilapidated wall or platform cannot be given the status of a religious place for the purpose of offering prayers.

‘Cannot be called Waqf’
A bench of Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice V. Ramasubramaniam said that there is no evidence that the structure is being used as a mosque. Was. It states that there is no evidence of offering or user or grant, which may be called a waqf within the meaning of the Waqf Act.

‘The platform cannot be given the status of a religious place’
The bench said, "The reports of experts are relevant only to the extent that the structure has no archaeological or historical significance. In the absence of any proof of dedication or user, a dilapidated wall or a platform cannot be given the status of a religious place."

The bench dismissed the appeal filed by the Rajasthan Waqf Board challenging an order of the Rajasthan High Court. The court said it directs not to interfere with the proceedings of Jindal Saw Limited and others, which are part of the structure built in Khasra No. 6731 in Pur village of Bhilwara district. The firm was granted lease of 1,556.7817 hectares in 2010 for mining of gold, silver, lead, zinc, copper, iron, cobalt, nickel and related minerals near village Dedwas in Bhilwara.

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