Public Interest Litigation filed in Delhi High Court for the removal of the Shaahi Title from the Imams of Delhi’s mosques comes under the Delhi Waqf Board. It said in the appeal that the Imams of the mosques are the employees appoint by the Wakf Board. Therefore, the rights of equality come under the purview of the government, and how can anyone from any board related to government use this shaahi word?
Delhi High Court
The High Court took the matter seriously and issued a notice to the Central Government and Delhi Waqf Board seeking answers. The next hearing of the case will be on February 27, 2018.
The petitioner, Ajay Gautam, argues that all the titles like Imam, Nawab, Zamidar, Noddar remove in Article 18 of the Constitution. But those who led the mosques in the country including Jama Masjid, Fatehpuri, in Delhi, Imperial Imam is putting. This is not only against the rules but also the violation of the right to Article 14 of the Constitution.
He argued that the Imam is an employee of Waqf Board and the Board is a recognized institution with the government. In such a case, it is illegal to implicate anyone in front of his name. The court should take action against such people and immediately order the Imam to removes from the name.
It also said in the appeal that title titles such as Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan, Padmashree given to the Government of India are valid in the country. In such a way the Waqf Board cannot give any title to anybody. All Imams use the title on the letterhead of the board, which’s political and financial advantages are taken. Therefore it is necessary to remove it.
Let’s see what the Delhi High Court decides in the coming days?
- What does Ajay Gautam do?
- What is your opinion? It is right or wrong to place a shaahi in front of the name.