Two Delhi sisters have filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court. In the petition, he has stated his claim on the five acres of land that was allotted to the Sunni Waqf Board after the Supreme Court’s decision to construct the mosque near Ayodhya. The petition was filed on Wednesday (3 February 2021) in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court. According to reports The hearing on this petition can be held on 8 February.
The sisters who filed the petition are Rani Kapoor (Rani Baluja) and Rama Rani Punjabi. He has written in his petition that his father Gyan Chandra came to India from Punjab in 1947 during the Punjabi partition and settled in the then Faizabad (now Ayodhya) district. The sisters claimed in the petition that their father had allotted 28 acres of land in the Dhannipur village by the Nazul department for about five years. This land was with them for a longer period of time.
The sisters state in the petition that their father’s name was included in the revenue records. After some time his name was removed, after which he appealed before the then commissioner which was later approved. According to the petition, the authorities had removed his father’s name again during the consolidation process. Both the sisters before the Settlement Officer, Ayodhya (Sadar) against this order issued by the officer Had appealed.
Without taking this appeal into consideration, the authorities have allocated 5 acres of their total land to the Waqf Board for the construction of the mosque. The petitioners say that as long as the dispute is pending before the Settlement Officer, it should be barred from being handed over to the Sunni Waqf Board. Following the Supreme Court’s decision in the Ramjanmabhoomi case in November 2019, the Sunni Waqf Board was allotted 5 acres of land in Dhanipur village for the construction of the mosque.