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Dr Darakshan Andrabi interacts with religious leaders, people in Ramban

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Inspects Waqf properties

RAMBAN: Chairperson, J&K Wakf Board, Dr Darakshan Andrabi, today arrived in district Ramban to review the functioning of the Waqf Board in the district and inspected its property at different places.

Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Mussarat Islam; President Municipal Council Ramban, Sunita Sumbria; Chairperson BDC, Batote Rajeshwar Kumar; DDC Councillor, Renuka Katoch; Councillor MC, Khalid Wani; Administrator Waqf Board, Jammu Division, Mudasir Ahmed; Tehsildar, Rafiq Ahmed; SHO, Sandeep Charak, religious leaders, Mufti and Maulans of various mosques were present on the occasion.

Earlier, the Chairman, District Sirat Committee, Ramban, Mohammad Showkat Mugal put forth the demand for the allocation of land to construct Masjid and Eidgah in Ramban, besides providing land for graveyard and construction of toilet complexes and development of Ziarats and other Waqf properties, etc in the district.

The Administrator Waqf Board apprised the chairperson that 511 waqf properties across the district Ramban have been geo-tagged by the Revenue department. He further informed that several waqf properties like Ziarats, Masjids, Eidgah, Madrasas are functioning in different tehsils of the district.

The Chairperson Waqf Board stressed the generation of Waqaf income by creating income-generating assets in the district. She said such steps will help to extend aid to the poor people and students belonging to far-off areas of the district.

She said that all genuine demands raised by the participants will be fulfilled in a stipulated time frame, including identification of the land of the waqf board for the construction of religious structures. She sought cooperation from religious leaders and the District Administration for protecting and developing the Waqf properties in the district.

She asked the management of Madrasas to impart proper Islamic education besides science and other job-oriented education to the enrolled students. “The students of Madrasas shall shine in all fields by acquiring top posts in Government departments and the corporate world to contribute to the development of the country,” she added. 

While interacting with the people, the chairperson said that the development of the area was a key responsibility of the government. She called upon people to play their role not only in the development of the area but also in maintaining peace, brotherhood, and tranquility in the region. “We are the stakeholders of the Waqaf property and we should come forward to protect it,” she said.

While responding to the demands of the people, she assured them that the board will extend all possible help and support to the public of the area.

Later, the Chairperson visited different locations to inspect Waqaf properties and issued necessary instructions to the concerned officers for its protection and development.

While highlighting the action taken by the administration for identifying and protecting Waqf Properties, the Deputy Commissioner assured to continue its support for developing infrastructure on waqf land for the convenience of the community in the district. 

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