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Hand over Nagore Dargah to trustees: HC to Wakf Board

After the Madras High Court-appointed committee to administer the Nagore Dargah management submitted that it had surrendered the administration to the state Wakf Board, the first bench of Madras HC directed the Wakf Board to hand over Dargah management to its trustees.

Hand over Nagore Dargah to trustees: HC to Wakf Board

Chennai: “We direct the handing over of the management of the Dargah from the Committee constituted by the High Court to the trustees and accordingly charge of the Dargah would be taken over by the trustees from the Wakf Board within a week,” while heading the first bench sitting along with Justice D Bharatha Chakravarthy, Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari held.

The bench passed the direction on hearing a petition filed by Muhali Muthavalli H Haja Nazimudeen Sahib. The petitioner wanted a direction to the Dargah administration to allow him to take part in the 465th Urs festival of Nagore Dargah.

While the matter was taken up for hearing on February 24, the CJ questioned why the court-appointed committee is still managing the Dargah despite the 2017 order of the High Court wanted them to oversee the Dargah management works merely for four months.

Accepting these submissions, the bench directed the Wakf Board to hand over the administration to trustees.

“In connections with the other issued related to the Dargah, the same would be decided during the next date of hearing,” the judges held and posted the matter to June 15.

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