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By A Staff Writer

Bengaluru: The State Wakf Council will henceforth offer loans up to Rs. 2 core for construction of complexes on Wakf land. This was announced by Mr. Tanweer Sait, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Minority Affairs and Wakf on October 13. The Council will charge a cess of five per cent on all such loans. Hitherto, the Council was lending Rs. 50 lakh, the Minister observed.

4 Specialty Hospitals
Sait informed that the Karnataka Board of Awkafs will set up four specialty hospitals on Wakf lands in four divisions of the State. He appealed to the custodians of the Wakf estates to come forward to offer land for the purpose. He cited the instance of Bibi Ayesha Milli Hospital and Ansar Hospital operating out of Wakf properties in Mysuru. He said while the hospitals were providing treatment to the sick, the Wakf estates were receiving rents.
Sait disclosed that a special task force had been set up in each district with the Deputy Commissioner (DC) and the Superintendent of the Police of the relevant district also included to oversee the protection of the wakf properties and eviction of encroachment.
Sait said the Wakf Board was pursuing the case of the Wakf land in Belahalli Cross (on the northern extremity of Bangalore) since 1971 and currently it is with Supreme Case. He said only 167 acre of this property is remaining and efforts are being exerted to bring it under the Wakf custody.

Land Denotified
Referring to the 2 acre 37 gunta Wakf land in Bhoopsandra (northern range of Bengaluru), he said the land had been notified by the Bangalore Development Authority. It has now been denotified and now efforts are on to bring it back to the Wakf Board. Even the Supreme Court has rejected its notification and now the Wakf Board was in correspondence with the Bangalore Development Authority to transfer Khata of the property in the name of Wakf Board. Two meetings have been held in this regard with the BDA Commissioner.

Rehabilitation Centre
The Wakf Board proposes to set us a hospital and rehabilitation centre at the Murgh Mallah Dargah in Chintamani (Kolar District), 75 kms north of Bengaluru, where several mentally retarded children are found abandoned by the devotees. The Board has allocated Rs. 2 crore for the purpose and has consulted the Bengaluru-based NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences) for the requisite know-how. The Board has allocated Rs. 2 crore to the Rifahul Muslimeen, Mysore and Rs. 50 lakh for the repair works for the Masjid Quba in Vasanthnagar, Bengaluru.

Madrassa Modernisation
The Directorate of Minorities of the Government of Karnataka has released Rs. 6.20 crore for 70 madrassas in the State as one time grant for introducing formal education, modern sciences and computer training. In a notification dated October 16, the Directorate released of”¦”¦”¦”¦. (missing here) madrassas which include 18 madrassas in Bengaluru city, 11 in Kodagu, seven in Kalaburagi, 10 in Uttara Kannada, four in Bidar, three each in Dakshina District, Haveri, and Vaijayapura each, and one each in Chikkamagaluru, Raichur, Udupi, Bagalkote and Yadgir.