‘Ladakh will have its first ever Waqf Council soon’
Leh: Dr Darakhshan Andrabi today met Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh Shri R K Mathur at Rajbhnivas in Leh. She was accompanied by Central Waqf Council Secretary Shadab Zeb Khan & Central Waqf Committee members Haneef Ali, S Munawari Begum. Dr Darakhshan Andrabi presented a Memorandum to the LG Shri Mathur regarding the constitution of Ladakh UT Waqf Council under Central Waqf Act for which the Ministry of Minority Affairs has issued notification recently. She discussed at length the modalities for the Waqf constitution in Ladakh. The Lieutenant Governor thanked Dr Andrabi & other Waqf delegates for the visit and assured about immediate constitution of the first ever Waqf Board for the UT. Later Dr Andrabi spoke to the press and said that Ladakh will have its first ever Waqf Board soon. “I am convinced that by constitution of the Waqf Body in Ladakh, the shrines and other assets will be managed in a better way. Ladakh is emerging as a world level tourist destination and these shrines & Muslim centers will also be a big attraction for the visitors,” said Chairperson of Waqf Development Committee. LG Mathur assured Dr Andrabi that the shrines of ladakh UT will be developed as Model places of Pilgrimage attraction. She also had a detailed meeting with the Member of Parliament from Ladakh Shri Jamyang Tsering Namgyal and discussed developmental initiatives of the government and mechanism of removal of hurdles in the process. She also met many public delegations from a cross section of people and listened to their issues. She assured the delegations that she will take up their issues with the UT Administration & with the central government too.