M.Ok. Sakeer is Kerala Waqf board chairperson

M.Ok. Sakeer, former chairman of the Kerala Public Service Fee, has been elected fifteenth chairperson of the Kerala Waqf Board. Mr. Sakeer was elected at a gathering of the board in Thiruvananthapuram on Friday. All 10 members of the board unanimously elected Mr. Sakeer, mentioned Minister for Waqf and Haj Pilgrimage V. Abdurahiman mentioned. Mr. Sakeer succeeds CPI(M) chief T.Ok. Hamsa who had stepped down citing well being causes.

Addressing mediapersons, Mr. Sakeer mentioned steps had been wanted to register institutions that had been as but unregistered with the board. A few of these had been self-proclaimed trusts and a few charitable societies. Although some property was endowed, it was nonetheless being run below household trusts as non-public property. This was an offence. Makes an attempt can be made to register and protect these properties in affiliation with the Registration division. Misplaced Waqf property can be reclaimed legally, he mentioned.

Mr. Sakeer mentioned a precedence mechanism was wanted to get rid of complaints. The board chairman or members wouldn’t take sides in disputes and as an alternative act as quasi-judicial judges to listen to complaints and dispose them. Mechanisms resembling adalats can be held to listen to complaints

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