Chandigarh, May 6. The Jamait-e-Ulma Hind has demanded restoration of the Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh Wakf Board to its earlier form that existed before 2003.
Addressing mediapersons here today, Hazrat Maulana Arshad Madni, Jamait president, said the way Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal was advocating single Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) for Punjab and Haryana, the Jamait also wanted that all these states be brought under single Wakf Board to effectively deal with problems of the Muslim community.
He demanded that instead of giving land for education and religious purposes on lease, the government should permanently transfer land in the name of the organisations concerned. He also demanded that encroachments on places related to the community be dismantled and further encroachments be checked.
He said in 2009, the Centre Wakf Board directed that the Punjab Wakf Board be reconstituted on the old pattern by bringing the boards of Punjab, Haryana, HP and Chandigarh under one umbrella. (TNS)