Wakf Board is “State” under Article 12; land dedicated for religious purposes not immune from vesting with State: Supreme Court

The Court held that a State government, as a juristic entity, can protect its property through the writ court, just as any individual could have.
(From L to R) Justices Hemant Gupta and V Ramasubramanian
(From L to R) Justices Hemant Gupta and V Ramasubramanian

The Supreme Court on Monday held that a Wakf Board is “State” within the meaning of Article 12 of the Constitution, and therefore remains open to challenge under writ jurisdiction [State of Andhra Pradesh v AP State Wakf Board & Ors].

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