Wakf Property – Adverse Possession – Even though title was not proved but their Title was perfected by way of adverse Possession.

2020 APEX COURT [21 ]-Wakf Property – Adverse Possession – Even though title was not proved but their Title was perfected by way of adverse Possession.                                                                                                  Suit for declaration that  the order dated 24.01.1976   passed   by   the   appellant­Wakf   Board,   declaring   the property to be wakf property and directing the dispossession of the plaintiffs was illegal and void and claimed to be owners of   the   suit   schedule   property   and   in   possession   of   the   same   in effect from 06.10.1924- Trial court decreed  the  suit   in favor of the respondents plaintiffs  holding that the respondents were absolute owners of the property who were in continuous possession of the property since at least 1942.  In the appeal before the High Court, on reconsideration of the matter, the High Court reversed the finding of the Trial Court with respect to the nature of the property and held that the same was wakf property. However, the High Court confirmed the finding of the   Trial   Court   with   respect   to   the   continued   possession   of plaintiff no. 2, and therefore held that the plaintiffs were able to perfect their title by way of adverse possession.