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1. "The defendant is a Khadim of the Dargah, and the Khadims of Dargah
are hereditary Khadims, not in the sense of house hold servants. THEY
PERFORM PRIESTLY FUNCTIONS THIER CONNECTION WITH THE SHRINE IS NOT ONLY
ANCIENT BUT INTIMATE. They introduce pilgrims to the Shrine their
business keeps them attched to the Dargah, and to be present in it and
to go to it at all hours of the day. They look to the comforts of the
pilgrims whom they introduce while inside the Dargah"
AIR 1959 Raj. P. 177 = RLW 1959 P. 503. Para. 21
2. “The Khadim’s right to receive offerings which has been judicially
recognised is in no manner affected or prejudiced by the impugned
provisions. Even after the Act came into force pilgrims might and would
make offerings to the Khadims and there is no provision in the Act which
prevents them from accepting such offerings when made”
AIR - 1961 Supreme Court - Page 1402
3. There has been a litigation between the Dargah Committee (Central
Govt. body) and Khadims for last 4 decades regarding the droppings in
the historical two Degs (Pots) installed by Mughal emperors Akbar &
Jahangir in the Dargah Sharif.
The civil suit No. 61 of 1970 was instituted in the court of learned
District Judge, Ajmer against the defendants that the droppings in the
two Degs mainly on the ground that after the commencement of the Dargah
Khwaja Sahib Act, 1955, the two Degs installed in Dargah belongs to
Dargah Committee because of the Dargah endowment.
The defendants Khadims disputed the claim of the Dargah Committee on the
ground that since inception, the Khadims have been receiving the
droppings in two Degs, which is Nazare Gharib Nawaz and they are not
covered by the term Dargah Endowment. The learned trial court relying on
the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court 1961 Page 1402 and number of
witnesses & history regarding offerings, came to the conclusion that
since inception, the Khadims have been receiving the droppings in the
two Degs and hence it has been judicially recognized.
Thus the suit of the Dargah Committee was finally dismissed in favour of
Khadims on 10th March, 2006 by the learned Additional Civil Judge, Court
No. 1, Ajmer.