The controversy round a case referring to the Maharashtra State Board of Wakfs refuses to die down, as Attorney General KK Venugopal has written a second letter to the Supreme Court docket claiming that anyone is bent upon making certain that he doesn’t argue the case.
NEW DELHI: The controversy round a case referring to the Maharashtra State Board of Wakfs refuses to die down, as Attorney General KK Venugopal has written a second letter to the Supreme Court docket claiming that anyone is bent upon making certain that he doesn’t argue the case.
He has additionally sought adjournment within the case until the time he recovers from the after-effects of Covid-19.
The AG’s letter dated August 8, written to the Secretary General of the apex court docket, stated: “Looking at the entirety of what has emerged, it seems that whoever is behind the events that have transpired, whether it is the beneficiaries of the transfer or Anyone else, is bent upon ensuring that the Attorney General does not argue this case.”
“It is requested that this letter may be placed before the Chief Justice of India, so that the present batch of cases could be adjourned till I recover my health and am able to appear in this matter.”
The matter includes the query, whether or not each charitable belief created by a Muslim individual turns into Wakf property. The case is listed earlier than a bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana for Wednesday.
On August 1, the AG had written a letter to the Supreme Court docket to take robust exception to the motion taken by the Wakf Board.
“All this interference with counsel who are to represent parties being removed at the last minute is serious, uncalled for, and unwarranted attempt to interfere in the due administration of justice by removing counsel representing the parties. This clearly is an act of contempt of court ,” stated the AG, in his letter to the Registrar (Judicial).
On August 2, a bench, headed by Chief Justice Ramana, expressed discontent with Maharashtra Wakf Board for making an attempt to exchange the Attorney General, as counsel within the case, in the midst of listening to on an essential query – whether or not all land donated by Muslims for charitable work would come underneath Wakf.
The Chief Justice stated: “This is not correct… is this the way to treat the AG.”
Venugopal, who appeared just about, stated “yesterday there was a letter that I am not representing (the Wakf Board)… So far this has never happened”.
The Chief Justice added: “This is not the way in which you have to behave with the AG.”
The AG urged the highest court docket to take the letter on board in order that needed motion will be taken.
The Bombay Excessive Court docket had quashed a Maharashtra authorities round constituting the Wakf Board in addition to a notification of properties falling underneath Wakf. The Maharashtra State Board of Wakfs moved the Supreme Court docket difficult the excessive court docket order.
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