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BJP rant on Waqf boards reflective of ignorance: NC

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Sunday said the statement of BJP leader that Waqf boards will be established in Jammu and Kashmir for the first time since independence is a miscarriage of facts and history and reflective of his sheer ignorance about the subject matter.

“Here is a person who holds no influence over the Muslims of the country; he is supposed to represent Muslims in Modi Government, ironically he is instead representing BJP before minorities”, said Party’s Additional Spokesperson Sarah Hayat Shah in a statement issued today.

She said that spreading mistruth about establishment of Waqaf Bords in J&K and Ladakh should not be seen in isolation.

“It is a large game plan to hoodwink the Muslim community living elsewhere in the country that BJP was attending to their issues. The reality remains that Jammu and Kashmir is the only place in entire sub-continent where Waqaf properties have been effectively consolidated by the successive NC led Governments. The Auqaf e Islamia was in itself established by Sher-e-Kashmir contrary to what Naqwi is suggesting ignorantly or purposively,” she said.

She said that the disposition of Waqaf properties in J&K speak for itself, and does not require certificates from a person who failed his own community on every front.

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