Div Com reviews issues related to Wakf properties

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Newspoint Bureau
Srinagar, November 30
In order to strengthen the Wakf Board and streamline its functioning, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today convened a meeting to review the issues relating Muslim Specified Wakfs and Specified Wakf properties.
Deputy Commissioners of all Valley districts participated in the meeting through video conferencing, while as ADC Srinagar, Joint Commissioner SMC, Chief Executive Officer J&K Muslim Wakf Board, General Manager J&K Cable Car Corporation and concerned officers attended the meeting.
During the meeting, attestation of mutations, encroachments, recovery of arrears, land acquisition and possession of Specified Wakf properties in different districts of the valley were discussed threadbare.
While reviewing the status of various specified Wakf properties and its related issues, the Divisional Commissioner directed the revenue officials to complete the attestation of mutation work of pending Wakf properties on priority basis and furnish a compliance report within 17 days so that attested mutation revenue papers of pending Wakf properties are handed over to the J&K Muslim Wakf Board.
He also directed for removing encroachments on Wakf land including Revenue village Nawa Kadal, Bachi Darwaza, Makhdoom Sahib and Eidgah for the protection of specified Wakf properties.
The Div Com asked the SMC officials to complete the pending construction works of Wakf properties including Dastageer Sahib shrine, Naqashband Sahib shrine, Makhdoom Sahib community hall, Dwelling units at Tibetan Colony, Eidgah and Community hall Malik Sahib Soura on priority before the onset of winters.
He passed directions to revenue officials to ensure recovery of Wakf rent and arrears under Land Revenue Act.
Khan directed the officials to prepare compliance report within seven days regarding the release of compensation for land acquired for Makhdoom Sahib Ropeway Project at Kathidarwaza which belongs to the Wakf Board.

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