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Muslims do not need Haj subsidy: JUH

New Delhi: Jamiat Ulama-e Hind’s “Haj and Auqaf ‘’ Conference held here at its central office, while expressing its concern over unlawful encroachment on the waqf properties, exploitation of its income worth millions for personal benefits, demanded implementation of Wakf Act 1995 after making suitable amendments, and the wakf properties, which are valued in billions of rupees be properly managed as per the will of the dowers. All the wakf properties be exempted from the Rent Control Act and it shouldn’t be left merely on the discretion of the bureaucrats.

Mahmood Madni speaking at the conference

The meeting also demanded that a conference be convened to point out and discuss the shortcomings of the Wakf Act and its recommendations be presented to the government.  On the issue of Haj pilgrims the conference demanded an increase in the power of Haj committees by amending Haj Act, reform Haj policies; float a tender to the best airline company for providing better facility with the cooperation of haj committee, train Haj pilgrims in every state, constitute a three-member committee for supervising accommodation arrangements in Mecca, Madina and Mina.     

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 March 2011 on page no. 21

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