Waqf Board Has Taken Control of All Shrines in J-K
Says local Auqaf Committees will have now no legal standing
Srinagar, Dec 19 : The Waqf Board has taken overall control of all the shrines and all local Auqaf Committees will now have no legal effect or standing in the union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Chief Executive Officer J&K Wakf Board has issued an order according to news agency Kashmir Dot Com informing that the Board has taken overall control of all shrines and other properties in Jammu and Kashmir and all the local Wagqf or Auqaf Committees shall be deemed as void ab-initio throughout J&K.
“In Pursuance to Waqf Act, 1995 extended to Jammu & Kashmir (UT) with the constitution of new J&K Waqf Board has taken overall control of all the Shrines including other Assets / Properties under the Muslim Specified Waqf in whole UT of Jammu & Kashmir.
The order reads that no Association / Self-styled Local Auqaf Committee / Management have any legal standing under the provisions of the Central Wakf Act, 1995 & no such Committee has any kind of registration of validation from J&K Wakf 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 Wakf Board.”
“Therefore all Government Departments & the general public is informed that any communication of any such local committee at any Wagf Unit may not be entertained. This order is issued to ensure a smooth, systematic, transparent & legally viable management system, at all the Waqf Units throughout Jammu and Kashmir.” KDC)“`