VIJAYAWADA: Minority welfare department special secretary Shaik Mohammad Iqbal said that plans are being made to give financial assistance to poor Muslims with the income generated through Wakf properties.
Speaking at a video conference with revenue, police and Wakf officials at the collector camp office here on Wednesday, he said that the department mainly focused on protecting Wakf properties, as most of the religious institutions are illegally occupied. “Stringent action will be taken against them and the Krishna district Wakf properties protection committee will work under GO 18. The collector will act as chairman and district revenue officer and Wakf officer will be the conveners for the committee,” he said.
Mohammad Iqbal said that in the district, there are 2,600 acres of Wakf property and of it, 60 to 70 per cent is illegally occupied. He directed the officials to identify them and take stringent actions against them.
DRO A Prabhavati, district minority welfare officer T Samba Siva Rao, Wakf inspector Shaik Haider Basha and others were present.