Hyderabad: Central Wakf Council (CWC) members who visited the Telangana Waqf Board raised objection on the seizure of the records section of the Waqf Board and expressed concern over the alienation of Waqf properties in the state.
A three-member committee of CWC led by Rais Khan Pathan visited Hyderabad to inquire into the allegations made by its former member Mohammed Hamid as Telangana Waqf Board had failed to submit its stand on the allegation.
Mr Pathan said that it was their third visit to Hyderabad in connection with an inquiry into the allegations made by a former member, but the Board, even today, did not present its stand, citing that the CEO had recently taken charge. The Board has sought one week’s time to reply.
Ex-member Mr Hamid had levelled the allegations on the failure of the Waqf Board on certain issues pertaining to Dargah Hussain Shah Wali of Manikonda, Dargah Shah Khamoosh and other Waqf matters.
Mr Pathan said, “We discussed with the Waqf Board authorities on the issue of Waqf fund dues to the Council. He said Waqf Boards have to pay one per cent of their revenue annually and the Telangana Board did not pay the dues of Rs 37 lakh to the Council. Waqf Board CEO had promised to clear the dues.”
Visiting Council members and Board authorities also discussed the development of Waqf properties. Mr Pathan said the National Waqf Development Corporation was providing financial aid at zero interest for developing waqf properties, but the Telangana Board did not utilize the funds to develop the waqf properties so far....