People hail decision, pin hope to see medical, educational institution to come up in J&K now.
Srinagar, Aug 24 : After the reformative measures taken by the Waqf board, the donations have started gradually increasing at the shrines while as the people have hailed the steps taken by the incumbent administration who are expecting some more favourable decisions and are pinning a hope that the leadership will come up with some educational and medical institutions out of the public money.
The news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) visited many shrines, especially in Srinagar where the officials concerned have informed that the donations have started increasing gradually and the people, who were present at the shrines, said that the administration has brought relief to them after the Mujavirs, who occupied the spaces there for decades together were removed.
“The time has changed, we are freely performing our religious duties at the shrines and nobody comes around us for the donations and other related things,” a devotee at Makhdoom Sahab shrine said, adding that the Waqf administration has taken a good and much-needed decision to remove the Mujavirs and their donation boxes from the shrines.
“After removing them, we are expecting and pinning a hope that the donation amount will now be used for some good initiatives like coming up with the hospitals, educational institutions, helping the poor and needy and much more,” an elderly from Hawal area of Srinagar said at Makhdoom Sahab shrine.
“Such a decision was the need of the hour and people stand with the administration for such a reformative decision,” he said.
Meanwhile, an official from the Waqf said that the donation amount has started increasing gradually. “In a short span of time, the donation amount has increased, we are expecting a huge increase by the end of one month when the amount will be collected and counted,” the official said.