VHP patron Shri Ashok Singhal warned the Congress led UPA Government not to transfer any property to Delhi Waqf Board until it formulates any policy in regard to transfer of Hindus the holy sites of Ayodhya, Mathura, Kashi and 30,000 other sides illegally occupied by Muslims.
Reacting strongly over the Union cabinet’s decision of March 2 to transfer 123 properties presently controlled by Delhi Land and Development Department and Delhi Development Authority, Shri Singhal said: The country was stunned to hear minister Manish Tewari saying on the eve of General elections that“The Cabinet has approved the denotification of 123 properties in Delhi under the control of the Land and Development office and DDA and allowing the title to revert to the Delhi Waqf Board!”This transfer of title would enable the Waqf Board to take a call on these high-end prime properties at locations of strategic importance including selling them.
These properties are spread over prime locations in the capital such as Connaught Place, Mathura Road, Lodhi Road, Man Singh Road, Pandara Road, Ashoka Road, Janpath, Parliament House, Karol Bagh, Sadar Bazaar, Darya Ganj and Jangpura, etc. At present, about sixty of these 123 properties are owned by the Land and Development Office (L&DO) under the Urban Development Ministry while the rest lies with Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
“In the absence of a national policy in the matter serving the cause of national and cultural interest of the country, the outgoing Government cannot,repeat,cannotsimplistically and arbitrarily denotify and transfer prime properties to members of its vote bank without giving to the Hindu society the Sri Ramjanmabhoomi at Ayodhya, Sri Krishna Janmasthan at Mathura, Sri Kashi Vishwanath Prakatsthal at Varanasi, Indraprastha Durg (5,000+ year old Capital Fort of the Pandavas of Mahabharat fame/Old Fort) near Delhi Zoo, the Vishnu Dhwaj (Qutub Minar) complex comprising of the Lal Kot Fort & Qila-Rai-Pithora of the Rajput kings that housed a complex of twenty-seven ancient Hindu and Jain temples which were destroyed by Jehadists and their material used in the construction of the Quwwat-ul-Islam (Might of Islam) Mosque. They have made similar land-grabbing political statements on over 30,000 places of worship of the Himalayan Tradition all over Bharatvarsh,” warned Shri Ashok Singhal, Patron,” Shri Singhal said in a statement issued on March 3.
He said such conferring of largesse of public properties to its vote bank by the UPA-II Government driven under its unpardonable policy of appeasement for the sake of vote-bank politics and Burqa secularism is totally unlawful and unconstitutional, which will be fought tooth & nail by the Hindu society.
“Vishwa Hindu Parishad urges upon the President of India to rescind and make null and void the said Cabinet approval of denotification of 123 properties! The UPA Government has perhaps done it as per the suicidal policy declaration by its Prime Minister in December 2006 that “Muslims must have first claim on national resources!” The UPA Government, it is now absolutely clear, is there only to serve the Muslim community and the national society counts not for it which is why it dares to oppress the latter’s nationalist interests at will. The Hindu society warns the Central Government not to play its tricks on it from behind its cloak of pseudo-secularism and that it can no longer bear such humiliation and fraud!,” the statement said.