Yogi Adityanath govt announces dissolution of Shia, Sunni waqf boards 

The chairman of the Shia Waqf Board, Wasim Rizvi along with minister for waqf in the previous Samajwadi Party government, Azam Khan, came under the scanner after an inquiry was conducted by the Waqf Council of India.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 15, 2017 7:36 pm
UP waqf board dissolved, waqf board corruption charges, Azam Khan corruption charges, waqf, Adityanth government on waqf, Yogi Adityanath Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has approved to the dissolution of the boards. (File)

The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday announced to dissolve the Shia and Sunni waqf boards in the state in the wake of corruption charges against them, news agency PTI reported. Speaking to PTI, the Minister of State for Waqf Mohsin Raza said that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has approved to the dissolution of the boards. Raza further said the dissolution process has been initiated after reports of corruption were found against the Shia and Sunni waqf boards related to their properties.

The chairman of the Shia Waqf Board, Wasim Rizvi along with minister for waqf in the previous Samajwadi Party government, Azam Khan, came under the scanner after an inquiry was conducted by the Waqf Council of India.

UP waqf board dissolved, waqf board corruption charges, Azam Khan corruption charges, waqf, Adityanth government on waqf, Yogi Adityanath Azam Khan has stated that the allegations against him are baseless. (File)

A report submitted to the UP government by the fact-finding committee of the Central Waqf Council (CWC) had indicted Khan framing charges of corruption, mismanagement and misuse of office against him. After receiving multiple complaints against the waqf board in UP, a fact-finding committee was constituted, which was headed by Syed Ejaz Abbas Naqvi, who is also the in-charge of Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand waqf boards. Raja recently handed over separate reports of the Waqf Council with regard to the two boards to the chief minister.

The report states how Khan being a minister misused his position to grab properties under the boards. It also said that Kahn started a trust named Maulana Johar Ali Education Trust, through which he diverted funds from waqf properties to it. The report pointed out discrepancies in maintaining rent collection records on Waqf properties.

The report recommended dissolving of the UP waqf board immediately and a prohibition on the entry of accused in waqf offices till the investigation is pending. Meanwhile, Khan has stated that the allegations against him are baseless.

with inputs from PTI

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    Kamal Pasha
    Jun 16, 2017 at 1:40 pm
    Yogi Adyanath, if you have courage, go to India's Supreme Court against your PM Modiji who has made billions from Gujratis of Gujrat diamonds and gold merchants. You won't go because you are Modi's partner now in corruptions.
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      Vinod Kumar
      Jun 16, 2017 at 11:46 am
      It would have been good if an inquiry commission has been cons uted and decided there upon instead of a fact finding committee which gives communal colour. It is high time that 'waqf other Muslim governing Councils' embrace Transparency in their dealings and an appropriate legislation be brought to build accountability structures
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        Ozair Akhtar
        Jun 16, 2017 at 6:28 am
        This is far too bad. It's never good to make poor ones poorer. I hope people come to an understanding of humanity and not to indulge in unjust issues. If corruption were found against certain individuals then corrupt should be punished accordingly. How wise is to dismantle the ins utions.
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          naresh
          Jun 16, 2017 at 3:45 am
          Secularism should be a two way traffic and not a one way road.
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            Suneet Sood
            Jun 16, 2017 at 2:49 am
            That's a horrible comment, Mr Ahmad.
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              Poda De
              Jun 16, 2017 at 1:37 am
              Yogi Adityanath's commitment to Great Genuine Good Governance with equal concern to all communities and working so hard with total dedication is amazing, admirable adorable. His concern to spread this people-friendly service to the neighbouring States is awesome commendable !
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                Nick G.
                Jun 16, 2017 at 12:53 am
                While I hate RSS, I must acknowledge this is a good act. These Wakq boards are filled with corruptions which have been revealed by the Waqf Council of India. Such corruptions just help few politicians with Muslim names but not the entire community. Dissolving them will actually benefit the general Muslim mass. On a side note, let these Hindu talibans bark as they hardly understand the impact )
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                  M. AHMAD
                  Jun 16, 2017 at 12:42 am
                  ALL CHOOTIYA OF HINDU COMMUNITY HERE TALKING ABOUT INDIA BEING HINDU. THESE FOOLS FORGET THAT INDIA HAS A CONS UTION WHICH IS NOT ALLOWED THESE FOOLISH THINGS AND THERE DREAM WILL BE MERE A DREAM OF FOOLS WHO WANT TO DIVIDE THE NATION ON COMMUNAL LINE.
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                    Sunil Nair
                    Jun 16, 2017 at 2:38 am
                    Pig
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                      mc
                      Jun 16, 2017 at 5:09 am
                      Yes, and therefore these HINDUS are anti-cons ution and Anti-nationals.
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                        John Joseph
                        Jun 16, 2017 at 5:28 am
                        Ahmad the entire world hates Muslims. Muslims are not welcomed in any nation. All terrorists are Muslims. All Muslims countries hate Muslims too killing each other. And then you talk so bad. No wonder we should ban Islam. It is a jihadi cult and allows you to molest kids and have slave wives. India is secular because of Hindu majority and their choice where as Ppaakistan and Bbaangladesh are Muslims due to Muslim majority. One of these days India should become Hindu majority as you don't deserve secularism
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