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HC notice to TN govt over plea on Waqf Board administration

: A petition has been filed in the Madras High Court challenging the decision of the Tamil Nadu government to take over administration of the Waqf Board. Admitting the plea moved by advocate K Fazlur Rahman, a division bench of Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice R Hemalatha directed the state Minorities Department to respond to the plea by February 28. According to the petitioner, the state Waqf Board comprises a chairperson, one and not more than two members elected from each of the electoral colleges consisting of Muslim members of Parliament from the state, Muslim members of the state legislature, Muslim members of Bar Council of the state. In case there is no Muslim member of the Bar Council, the state, as the case may be, may nominate any senior Muslim advocate from the state, he submitted. This apart, the Waqf Act mandates that, at all times, the number of elected members of the board shall be more than the number of nominated members. Accordingly, election was ..

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