Amberpet burial ground fills up

There is only one graveyard for Muslims and that is now full.

Hyderabad: The lack of burial ground is the main concern for residents of Amberpet. There is only one graveyard for Muslims and that is now full. Residents are continually requesting the authorities to allot them a parcel of land to bury their dead. Mr Md. Nadeem a social worker and resident of Amberpet, said, “There is only the Khadribagh graveyard for Muslims in Amberpet and it’s full. It was allotted during the time of the Nizams.”

He said the residents had given a representations to the Wakf Board about the a piece of land in Golnaka on Surveys No. 63 to 80. “There is no response from them,” he said. He said the basic procedure for allotting a land for a graveyard was that residents have to identify the spot and submit a proposal to the mandal revenue office, the collector’s office and Wakf Board. “We have followed the procedures, but till now nobody has acted on our proposal.”

Amberpet legislator G. Kishan Reddy, a senior BJP leader, said, “Muslims have approached me for allotting a new piece of land for the graveyard. It’s true that there is no more space left in the existing graveyard The residents say that there is a Wakf land which they have identified, but it’s the responsibility of Wakf Board to look into the matter.” Asked about the residents’ request, an official from the Wakf Board said, “We are in the process of studying the details. If a Wakf land is endowed for a general purpose than we can allot the land but if the land is designated for some other purpose than we can’t do much about it.” Mr B. Vinod, deputy mandal revenue officer, said, “Community members have made a representations, but it’s the responsibility of the Wakf Board because the land belongs to it.”

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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