Dr Darakhshan Andrabi visits Shah Wali Sufi Shrine at Kupwara

Says people ready to donate for revival of spiritual shrines; ‘We are restoring their faith in Waqf by significant transparency measures’

Srinagar, May 21 : Chairperson of J&K Waqf Board Dr Darakhshan Andrabi today visited Ziyarat Shah Wali (ra) at Kupwara and took stock of the facilities at the shrine.

According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), this was the first tour of Dr Andrabi to Kupwara district after taking over as the Chairperson of J&K Waqf Board.

The statement reads that after paying obeisance at the shrine, she took stock of the facilities and discussed future projects for improvement with the Waqf Administrator and the staff during a meeting in the shrine campus.

She later met many public delegations also and received feedback from people about the working of Waqf in the district and also noted down the suggestions given by people for improving the facilities at shrine of Hazrat Shah Wali and at other Waqf managed shrines.

Dr Andrabi assured the people that new Waqf Board will restore the glory of these spiritual centers with utmost transparency throughout J&K.

“The shrine of Hazrat Shah Wali is a significant place of people’s belief and faith in North Kashmir and we will take necessary steps to update and create basic facilities at the shrine. I thank the people of Kupwara who assured me of their huge donations for shrines-development in the days to come.”

She said that restoration of the faith among masses about the honest use of donations in Waqf is the priority of the newly constituted Board.

“We still have people who are ready to donate for the glorification of spiritual centers here but we have to create transparency in the Waqf system of working and we have started taking very significant decisions in this regard,” she said.

BJP Organizational Secretary for North Kashmir Mudasir Wani was also accompanying Dr Andrabi during the tour.

Later she interacted with local police and district administration representatives also. (KNS)

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