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Spaces occupied by Sajada Nisheens in shrines should not be withdrawn: G.A. Mir

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‘Process of donation collection age-old practice, people give it at will’

Srinagar: Former J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President Ghulam Ahmad Mir Friday slammed Wakf Board’s move to ban donations and withdrawal of spaces occupied by Sajada Nisheens in various shrines for a long.

Mir urged the Wakf Board to revisit the decision in view of the age-old tradition existing in Shrines in J&K.

In a statement, Ghulam Ahmad Mir said that Wakf Authorities should not interfere with the donation collections and the places occupied by the Sajada Nisheens in various shrines of Sufis and Saints, as they have been managing shrines for since long.

Mir referred to the statement of the Wakf Chairman regarding the forcible collection of donations in the Shrines and said that whosoever visits the shrines of Sufis and Saints to pay obeisance to give their donations at their will then where is the question of forcible donations, if that is the case, that too can be contained under norms. Banning donations and withdrawing spaces is very unfortunate on the part of Wakf Board.

Wakf Board’s move reflects that it wants to keep everything under its control on the pretext of the mismanagement of donations, Mir added and laid emphasizes on allowing Sajada Nisheens to manage the internal affairs of the Shrines, which is their basic right.

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