Centre will soon set up a one-man Board of Adjudication to deal with complaints regarding Waqf properties. The Committee to be set up at Central level will be headed by a retired Supreme Court Judge or retired High Court Chief Justice. 
According to an official release, the decision was taken in the meeting of Central Waqf Council chaired by Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in New Delhi yesterday. He said, three-member Tribunals are being established in the States and about 16 states have already established these tribunals. 
During the meeting, Mr Naqvi

also informed that the government has started a campaign to free the Waqf properties from illegal occupants, so that they can be used for the purpose of the welfare of the Muslim community.He said, complaints of illegal occupation of Waqf properties in collaboration with officials of State Waqf Boards have been received from some States. 
He informed that a high-level inquiry is going on and strict legal action will be taken against the encroacher. He directed the State Waqf Boards to ensure on-line registration of all the Waqf properties by this year-end to ensure transparency.

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