Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court has refused to stay the Uttar Pradesh government's action against Mohammad Ali Johar University. Maulana Mohammad Ali Johar Trust had filed a petition in the High Court in this regard. Tell you that the university is associated with SP MP and former UP government minister Azam Khan. A bench of Justice Rohit Ranjan Aggarwal dismissed the petition and said it had failed to comply with some of the conditions on which the land was given to the trust in 2005. The court held that there is no need to interfere in the action taken by the Rampur administration to take possession of the university land by the state government.
The court also held that the trust illegally occupied the land. The court also termed the construction of a mosque on the university campus as a violation of conditions. According to media reports, the court said the trust has been allowed to use the land only for educational purposes. The SDM's report shows that the construction of the mosque is a violation of the condition. The bench said, "The plea for construction of a mosque for academic and non-academic employees living on the university campus cannot be accepted as it is against the permission granted by the state.''
Tell you that the Mohammad Ali Johar University Act, 2005 of the Government of Uttar Pradesh paved the way for the construction of this university. 471 acres of land was acquired for the university. But now only 12.50 acres of land will remain with the Trust. The trust was allowed by the government to acquire 400 acres in November 2005, 45.1 acres in January 2006, and 25 acres in September 2006. But the report of the SDM says that only 24,000 square meters of land are being constructed which is a violation of conditions. At the same time, the land of the Scheduled Castes was also ignored.