Two Delhi-based sisters move to the Allahabad High Court claiming the ownership of five-acre land located in Ayodhya Mosque in Uttar Pradesh.
According to the report, the land was allotted to Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board for the construction of Ayodhya mosque in accordance with the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case. The petition was filed before the Lucknow bench of Allahabad HC and for the hearing, they might come up on February 8, 2021.
The petitioners have demanded the authorities be restrained from transferring the land. officer.
According to the news agency PTI report, Rani Kapoor alias Rani Baluja and Rama Rani Punjabi have said, "the writ petition that their father Gyan Chandra Punjabi had come to India during partition in 1947 from Punjab and settled in Faizabad (now Ayodhya) district."
Two sisters told that their father was allotted 28-acre land in Dhannipur village by the Nazul Department for five years which he continued to possess beyond that period. They claimed that their father's name was struck down from the records against which he had filed an appeal before the Additional Commissioner, Ayodhya, which was allowed. They also said, that their father's name was removed again during consolidation proceedings.
They said, "Against the order of the consolidation officer, an appeal was preferred before the Settlement Officer of Consolidation, Sadar, Ayodhya, but without considering the said petition, the authorities have allotted five-acre of their 28-acre land to the Waqf Board for the constructing of the mosque."