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1. In Muslim countries, a council room or hall for a court of justice.
2. A smoking room.
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The family sold the land to different people until Jan 1, 1970, when the Punjab government notified the Auqaf Department as the rightful owner of the land and Dewans the custodian of the shrine.
In 1986, the government withdrew its 1970 notification and the Dewans reciprocated by withdrawing their appeal from the Lahore High Court against the decision.
Residents say they bought land from the Dewans after Partition through the Revenue Department since Partition and have been issued ownership deeds called 'Farad'.
In 1981, a case regarding 17 marlas landed in a civil court and by 2015, when it reached the Supreme Court, the chief justice took suo moto of the land deals of the shrine and called the officials of revenue and auqaf departments and the Dewans to the court.