Sunday , 18 August 2019
Breaking News
Home » World » South Asia » Mohammed Ali Jinnah house belongs to the Indian Government, says SC

Mohammed Ali Jinnah house belongs to the Indian Government, says SC

Mohammed Ali Jinnah and Mahatma Gandhi

The central government has told the Bombay High Court that it had gained total legal ownership of the historic Jinnah House which is mired in controversy after heirs of the original house-owner Pakistan founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah staked claim to the property. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), in an affidavit filed recently before the High Court, claimed that the government had acquired the Jinnah House in Mumbai as evacuee property and hence all rights of evacuee and others stood extinguished.

The affidavit was filed in response to a petition by Dina Wadia, daughter of Jinnah, laid claim to Jinnah House which stands on a 2.5 acre plot in posh Malabar Hill area of South Mumbai. Ninety one-year-old Dina, who lives in New York, has contended that she was the sole heir to her father”s property.

However, in another twist to the fight over the property, Mohammed Rajabally Ebrahim, grand-nephew of Jinnah, has claimed one-sixth share in the estate. The pleas of Dina and Abrahim were admitted in August this year.

Ebrahim has staked his claim on the basis of Jinnah”s will dated May 30, 1939, in which he had bequeathed his house to sister Fatima. Dina, on the other hand, has denied that Jinnah had left behind such a will.

The case will come up for final hearing next week.

Source: Yahoo! News

Related stories:

India in ‘Swine Flu Panic’
mayor daley says retirement
Japan Earthquake latest Photos
Germany gives up Nuclear power plants
Why so much hype into Saudi Woman lashing?
Where US keeps its nukes?
NYPD under fire for spying Muslim community
Pakistan To Suspend Mobile Service To Prevent Attacks Against Shiites