Donation boxes of ‘salesmen’ removed from shrines: Darkshan Andrabi

Srinagar, Sep 03: Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board chairperson, Darakshan Andrabi on Saturday said that donation boxes of “salesmen” have been removed from shrines and some people are trying to play politics over it. The records about Qard-e-Hasana given to the people are not available yet, she said.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here, Andrabi, said that the order issued about unethical practices at shrines cannot be revoked and some people are trying to play politics over the issue.

Terming Mujavirs at shrines as salesmen, she also said that their donation boxes have been removed, which paved the way for devotees to visit these shrines without facing any harassment.

“The orders cannot be revoked and will be implemented in letter and spirit. The devotees have heaved a sigh of relief after the order was implemented,” she said.

She also said that there is no record available about Qard-e-Hasana given to the people so far, while she has made efforts to get the record about it, but it has not been received as yet.

Andrabi said that a new agreement fixed by the Waqf Board is being implemented and the shopkeepers holding Waqf shops are visiting the office to follow the procedure.

“All the shopkeepers are visiting the office simultaneously to follow through the procedure of the new agreement,” she said.

On being asked about Eidgah, she said that Masjid is meant for prayers only. “Is it possible to play in the Masjid,” she asked, adding that let people come up with the suggestions if there are any with regard to the Eidgah.kno

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