Day after addressing press, Waqf VC resigns

Day after addressing press, Waqf VC resigns
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Srinagar: A day after stating that the Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board was on the path of “revival”, the Waqf Vice Chairman resigned from the post without divulging any details.
Peer Mohammad Hussain, who is a senior PDP leader, cited personal reasons as having led to his resignation. He was appointed the Board’s VC in 2015.
On Monday, Hussain addressed his first press conference since he took over the Wakf’s reins and conceded that the Board was seen as an agency to recruit political workers.
In a freewheeling interaction at his office with journalists, he had said that the board was on the path of “revival” and would soon be able to start new programmes in the construction and social sectors for the promotion of down-trodden sections of Muslims in Kashmir.
However, his sudden reaction has raised many questions. Hussain was not available for comment over his resignation, despite repeated requests.
“He has resigned stating that only his personal reasons are responsible. He didn’t share any details with us,” a senior official in his office told Kashmir Reader.
Haj and Auqaf minister Farooq Andrabi was also not available for comment as his phone was switched off.
No one in the government reacted over Hussain’s resignation.


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