Petition filed in Delhi High Court against Waqf Act, court seeks response from Center in 4 weeks

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has issued a notice on 20 April 2022 on a petition challenging the constitutional validity of the Waqf Act (Act) 1995. In this case, a petition was filed in the High Court by advocate Ashwini Upadhyay. Ashwini Upadhyay in his petition has told the Delhi High Court that the Waqf Act is against secularism in India.

Let us inform that a division bench of Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Navin Chawla of Delhi High Court issued notices to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Law and Justice, Ministry of Minority Affairs and Law Commission of India in this matter within 4 weeks. Instructions have been given to file the reply. Along with this, the Delhi High Court has also issued a notice to the Central Waqf Board.

The court said that the petitioner has not represented the Waqf Board even after challenging the Waqf Act. The court directed the Central Waqf Board to be a party and asked the petitioner Ashwini Upadhyay to make him a party in the matter. Let us inform that the next hearing in this matter has been fixed on 28 July by the Delhi High Court.

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