Following the years-long conflict in the courts, the issue of the Manikonda Jagir land finally saw the light of judgment. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the state government. With this verdict, a total of 1654 acres of land went to the government. For many years, a conflict between the government and the Waqf board has been held at the panchayat, leaving no clear answer for either. The case was already discussed and dealt with in the High Court. On April 3, 2012, the High Court ruled in favor of the Waqf Board which is recently quashed by the apex court.
The new step taken by the Supreme court was a surprise for everyone including the local citizens. The case has been pending in the Supreme Court for more than 5 years, since 2016. The waqf board, with the support of the waqf tribunal, went to court claiming that 1654 land rightfully belongs to them. However, with the latest judgment of the Supreme Court, the government has been given all the rights for the lands.
Earlier in 2006, the Errata notification issued by the Waqf Board declared that a total of 1,654 acres of land in the premises belongs to the Dargah, also known as the Dargah Hazrat Hussain Shah Vali. Now, as per the verdict from the supreme court, and the government’s claim, only one acre is for the dargah. Part of this land has already been allotted to ISB in 2001, Emaar Properties after 2004, and others. The then Telugu Desha and Congress governments made these allocations. The government, which considers these to be revenue department lands, has been selling and allocating land to IT companies, businesses, and MNCs.
The Waqf Board, however, argued that the lands belonged to the Dargah. They are said to be the property of the Dargah which was bestowed on Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali almost 150 years ago. This was supported by the Waqf Board Tribunal. With this, the panchayat went to the High Court. The court ruled in favor of the waqf board. Challenging it, the government went to the Supreme court. The arguments went on for a long time. The Supreme Court has recently ruled that the lands belong to the government.