U.P. Sunni Waqf Board

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  • May 19, 2021
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U.P. Sunni Waqf Board

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – Acts and Policies

In news 

  • The Uttar Pradesh (UP) Sunni Central Waqf Board recently condemned the demolition of a mosque in Barabanki, UP and demanded its restoration.

Key takeaways

  • The UP Sunni Central Waqf Board is a body constituted under The Wakf Act, 1954.
  • It manages the affairs of Sunni Muslim waqf (charity) properties, waqf institutions and the marriage records of the Sunni Muslim community of UP.

Important value additions

  • A waqf (also known as wakf or hubous) is an inalienable charitable endowment under Islamic law. 
  • It typically involves donating a building, plot of land or other assets for Muslim religious or charitable purposes with no intention of reclaiming the assets.
  • The state waqf boards were established by the state governments in view of the provisions of Section 9(1) of the Wakf Act, 1954.
  • India also has a Central Waqf Council to advise the government “on matters concerning the working of boards and the due administration of waqfs.”

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