G R Sufi nominated vice chairman Wakf Board, Jeelani member

SRINAGAR: Chairman Board of Directors for the Muslim Specified Wakfs and Specified Wakf Properties Khurshid Ahmed Ganai on Monday nominated G R Sufi, Ex-Chief Information Commissioner, J&K as Vice-Chairman of the Board while Gous-ull-Nisa Jeelani, former Principal District and Sessions Judge, has been nominated as a member of the board. “In pursuance of the powers […]

Interference in Wakf Board intolerable: Yasin Khan

Interference in Wakf Board intolerable: Yasin Khan

Srinagar: Kashmir Economic Alliance chairperson (KEA) Muhammad Yasin Khan on Wednesday asked the Governors administration not to interfere in the matters related to Wakf Board, and said the business community is keenly watching the developments in the Board. In a statement, Khan said Muslim Wakf Board belongs to the majority community of Jammu & Kashmir […]

Hours after Madni resigns, he and son accused of Wakf land grab

Hours after Madni resigns, he and son accused of Wakf land grab

Suhail A Shah Anantnag: On the day Sartaj Madni resigned from the post of Vice President of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the Auqaaf Committee here in Dooru Shahabad in Anantnag district held protests against the politician and his son, accusing them of “grabbing” Wakf land. The protests were held against Madni and his son, […]

Mehbooba asks religious scholars to lead society

Mehbooba asks religious scholars to lead society

Terms Wakf Board a community asset SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday appealed to religious scholars, Imams and custodians of shrines to lead the society in getting it out of the difficult issues by showing the right path as they have been ordained. Addressing a gathering of Imams, religious scholars and executives of J&K […]

Govt major defaulter of Wakf: Veeri

Govt major defaulter of Wakf: Veeri

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday disclosed that its own departments were the biggest defaulters of Wakf properties in state. Hajj and Auqaf minister, Abdul Rehman Veeri told the Legislative Assembly while replying on grants to his department. “Government departments have occupied land but they do not pay money to Auqaf for it […]

Resignation of Wakf Board VC yet to be accepted

Resignation of Wakf Board VC yet to be accepted

Srinagar: The state government is yet to accept the resignation of vice chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Wakf Board, Peer Muhammad Hussain. Hussain had resigned from the post on November 07, a day after he addressed a media conference where he claimed of being a “clean person”. “We have not received any information regarding […]

Wakf Board to dispel ‘employment agency’ perception

Wakf Board to dispel ‘employment agency’ perception

Hopeful at quantum jump in annual income Srinagar: The All-Muslim J&K Wakf Board on Monday 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. In his first press conference […]

Where is the Wakf Board Heading?

Where is the Wakf Board Heading?

By Mohd Asif Shah and Ayaz Nabi Malik   The valley of Kashmir has always stood out as a place of generosity, hospitality, charity and communal harmony despite several odds and eventualities. This Reshi Vaer (Valley of saints) has always nurtured and nourished innumerable sons and daughters like Sheikh-ul-Alam, Zain-ud-Din Wali, Lal Ded and Baba […]

Wakf seeks applications from retired officials for executive posts

Wakf seeks applications from retired officials for executive posts

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Wakf Board has issued a controversial advertisement seeking applications from retired government officials to fill vacancies of revenue officer and tehsildar. The notice published in a few local dailies on Saturday specifies that persons applying for the posts must be retired government employees. “Candidates who have retired on superannuation […]

Mehbooba seeks rent revision on Wakf properties

Mehbooba seeks rent revision on Wakf properties

Asks Wakf to use assets for educating and helping poor SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti asked the J&K Wakf Board to utilize its endowments and other donations for the welfare and education of poor and deprived sections of the society. The chief minister, who is also chairperson of the board, also sought a detailed exercise, […]