BJP regime gains control of shrines, masajid in IIOJK through Waqf Board

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, in an attempt to gain control of all religious places, the Modi regime through the newly-constituted Waqf Board, headed by a Bharatiya Janata Party leader, has ordered the disbanding of all local committees at Khanqahs and masjid warning that any decision taken by the committees will be punishable under law.

In the order, the so-called Waqf Board said, “In Pursuance to Waqf Act, 1995 extended to Jammu and Kashmir 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 of Jammu & Kashmir.”

No local Auqaf committee/management has any legal standing and no such committee has any kind of registration of validation from the J-K Waqf Board, the order read.

The order said, all the local Waqf/Auqaf Committees shall be deemed as void ab-initio throughout IIOJK. “Any kind of interference by such local Waqf Committees be reckoned illegal & to invite action under Law…,” the Waqf Board said through the order.—KMS