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J&K Waqf Board takes control of all Local Auqaf Committees, assets of Shrines/Ziarats

Ziraat Times News Network

Srinagar, Dec 19: J&K Waqf Board has disbanded Local Auqaf Committees and managements of all Shrines/Ziarats across Jammu & Kashmir.

In this regard, an order issued by the J&K Waqf Board dated 17 December 2022 said, “Pursuance to Waqf Act, 1995 extended to Jammu & Kashmir (UT) with the constitution of new J&K Waqf Board has taken overall control/management of all the Shrines/Ziarats including other Assets/Properties under the Muslim Specified Waqf in whole UT of Jammu & Kashmir. No Association/Self-styled Local Auqaf Committee/Management have any legal standing under the provisions of the Central Waqf Act, 1995 & no such Committee has any kind of registration of validation from J&K Waqf Board.”

“It is hereby notified that all the local Waqf/Auqaf Committees shall be deemed as void ab-initio throughout J&K & any kind of interference by such local Waqf Committees be reckoned illegal & to invite action under Law on all the Waqf Units managed by J&K Waqf Board”, the order further reads.

“Therefore, all the Government Departments & the general public is informed that any communication/decision of any such local committee at any Waqf Unit may not be entertained. This order is issued to ensure smooth, systematic, transparent & legally viable management system, at all the Waqf Units throughout J&K”, the order says.


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