Connect with us

State

J&K Waqf Board bans ‘Dastaar Bandi’ of political leaders at shrines, religious places

Published

on

Srinagar, Sept 19: The Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board on Monday ordered ban on Dastaar Bandi (Turban-tying) ceremonies of people particularly political leaders at all shrines and religious places governed by the board across the Union Territory.

J&K Waqf Board chairperson stated that Dastaar Bandi of people for religious achievement will be allowed with prior permission.

The order reads that he Board is in receipt of a number of complaints regarding unethical use of platform of Ziyarats to appease influential people, particularly the political leaders, through Turban-tying (Dastaar Bandi) ceremony at Ziyarats / Khangahs.

“The leaders continue to be invited to the shrines and their Dastaar Bandi is carried out on the basis of party affiliations to promote political agenda at sacred religious places,” it reads.

It reads that chairperson J&K Wagf Board has taken a serious view of the matter, and the Board is of the view that religious places like, Ziyarats / Khanqahs/Masjids/Darul Ulooms, can only be used to promote religious activities, and Dastaar Bandi at such places can only be carried out to felicitate people for their achievements in the religious field.

“Now therefore, Dastaar Bandi of people at all religious places, governed by the provisions of the Waqf Act, 1995, is hereby completely banned. However, Dastaar Bandi of people for religious achievements shall be allowed with prior permission of the Central Office Waqf Board,” it reads.

It added that all the administrators and Executive Officers are directed to ensure strict implementation of this order, and any violation shall immediately be brought to the notice of the Central Office for legal action in the matter. (KNO)

State

Nitishwar Kumar posted as additional secretary in Union Women and Child Development Ministry

Published

on

Srinagar, Sept 25: In a significant development, the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has posted Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to LG Manoj Sinha, as additional secretary and financial advisor, Ministry of Women and Children Development.

According to an order, a copy of which is in possession of news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Nitishwar Kumar, IAS (UP:96), presently on inter-cadre deputation, as Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Women and Child Development, by temporarily upgrading a vacant post of Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser in the Ministry.

Continue Reading

State

Two militants killed near LoC in north Kashmir: Police

Published

on

‘Identification of slain being ascertained’

Srinagar, Sept 25: Two militants were killed in an encounter near the Line of Control in Tekri Nar locality of Machil in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday, police said here.

Kashmir zone police in a Tweet, informed that the identification of the militants was being ascertained.

Police also said that two AK-47 rifles as many pistols and 04 hand grenades were recovered from them.

“Army and Kupwara Police neutralised two #terrorists near #LoC Tekri Nar in Machil area of #Kupwara. Identification of the killed terrorists being ascertained. 02 AK 47 rifles, 02 pistols & 04 hand grenades recovered. Further details shall follow,” police tweeted. (KNO)

Continue Reading

State

Police attach residential house in Bandipora for wilfully sheltering, harbouring militants

Published

on

Bandipora, Sept 25: Police in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district have attached a residential house for wilfully sheltering and harbouring militants after obtaining sanction from competent authority.

In a statement, cited by the news agency-KNO, a spokesperson said that police attached the residential house of one person namely Bashir Ahmad Mir of Wanpora Gurez at present Watrina after obtaining legal sanction from the competent authorities.

The statement reads that the house was linked to case FIR No.166/2021of PS Bandipora U/S 16,18,19 ,20,23,39UAPA ,307IPC ,7/27 IA Act, dated 26_09_2021 in which two hardcore militants were neutralised, who were involved in different crimes in Bandipora.

“The investigation proved beyond doubt that the said house was used for the purpose of militancy, sheltering, harbouring militants & such act was voluntarily and knowingly given by the member of the family. Many attacks on civilians and protected persons were carried, conspired and planned by militants while using this house as hideout,” it reads.

The statement reads that Bandipora police requests citizens once again not to harbour or give shelter to militants, failing which they will be liable to action under law including property attachment (movable/immovable) proceedings.

“In case of any forced and coercive entry by militants into any house or vehicle, the matter should be brought to the notice of police immediately, otherwise proceedings under law will follow against such houses or other properties,” it added.

Continue Reading

Trending