Union Home Minister for State Hansraj Ahir today clarified that property Jinnah House located in Mumbai belongs to the country.
The clarification came about as it was earlier drummed up in the media as “enemy property”.
The sea-facing bungalow was built by Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in 1936 after he returned from England.
The clarification came about in response to a question raised by Karnal MP Ashwani Kumar in the Lok Sabha.
Ahir also said that there was no question about selling off the property.
The Malabar Hills property doesn’t fall under the purview of the Enemy Property Act, he said.
Ahir said the property comes under the category of ‘Evacuee Property’ under the Administration of Evacuee Property Act, 1950.
It need be mentioned that Pakistan had also staked claim on the posh property and asked India to respect its ownership rights and return the property.>