A bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar said there is law in place and the authorities have only to enforce it.
New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Monday asked the AAP government and other agencies to enforce the eviction orders, already passed and awaiting enforcement for several years, regarding 990 Waqf properties in the national capital.
A bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar said there is law in place and the authorities have only to enforce it. “There is an order. I do not understand why the authorities are not complying with it. Even the government of Delhi has failed to disclose the steps it has taken in this regard,” the bench said.
“Law has to be complied with by everyone. You (government) do your job,” the bench said, directing that it wanted a status report with regard to the Waqf properties being restored to their original status in eight weeks. It asked the authorities to ensure eviction and submit an action taken report before it by August 8. The court was hearing a PIL filed by advocate Shahid Ali in respect of 990 Waqf properties which have already been ordered to be vacated from illegal and unauthorised occupation of encroachers.