AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. (Twitter)
HYDERABAD: All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi took strong objection to the Dharani land registration portal lacking a provision to register "hiba", a common practice of gifting property orally among Muslims.
Speaking at a public meeting on Thursday evening, Owaisi said that the Supreme Court had upheld the practice of hiba in several judgments and recognised it as a mode of property transfer but there was no provision in the Dharani portal to upload the hiba.
He also expressed concern over the stopping of registration of land in the entire survey number even if only a part of the land in the survey number was included in the prohibitory register due to court cases.
Referring to conversion of land to non-agricultural purposes, the MIM chief said that most agriculture land parcels were converted into residential plots in places like Gandipet, Serilingampally, Rajendranagar, Maheswaram, Keesara, Balapur and Malkajgiri where land prices are very high but there is no provision for NALA (Non-Agricultural Lands Assessment Act) in the Dharani portal.
He also highlighted another flaw that had been causing severe financial loss to applicants – non-refund of any fee even if the particular transaction did not take place. "People are losing crores of rupees as there is no refund provision in Dharani," he said.