Process for composition of Waqf Board has begun, will be completed in one month, Gujarat govt tells HC

Updated: Sep 26 2023 7:06PM

Ahmedabad, Sep 26 (PTI) The Gujarat government on Tuesday informed the High Court that the process for composition of the state Waqf Board, which has remained defunct since September last year, has been started, and would take another month to complete.

The division bench of Chief Justice Sunita Agarwal and Justice Aniruddha Mayee was hearing a batch of PILs raising the issue of the Waqf Board, which has been defunct since September 14, 2022, after it was dissolved through a notification dated January 31, 2023, when the constitution of the previous board was challenged in the court.

The court on Tuesday directed the state legal department to file an affidavit on the next date of hearing on November 1 to bring on record the outcome of the said process.