Punjab Waqf Board Arranges Graveyard for the Muslim community in village Bajhedi
Procures Land Worth Rs 18.81 lakh to resolve the issue of burials
SAS Nagar, September 22, 2023:
In a first of its kind decision to arrange a graveyard for the Muslim Community, Punjab Waqf Board has procured land at village Bajhedi in Mohali at a cost of Rs 18.81 lakh.
Divulging details, the administrator of the Punjab Waqf Board, ADGP M F Farooqui said that a few days ago a deputation from the village met him with the problem of non availability of land for performing burials. The earlier graveyard was acquired by the NHAI for NH 205 some time ago. Working on the problem of the villagers, he directed the Circle Rajpura and Mohali Estate Officer Amit Walia to identify a piece of land to redress the issue at the earliest possible.
With the help of locals a suitable piece of land measuring One Canal and Five Marlas was identified and upon the satisfaction of the community its deed was registered in the name of Punjab Waqf Board. For the purchase of this plot, an amount of Rs 18,81,737 was paid by the Waqf Board from its own kitty.
Adding more information, Circle Rajpura and Mohali Estate Officer Amit Walia said that with the concerted efforts and positive approach of the Administrator of the Board the issue pertaining to the burial ground has been sorted out.
The representatives of Muslim community who have now got a graveyard, while expressing gratitude to the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said that for the first time in the previous years, the Punjab Waqf Board has been seen pro-active to their demands at the ground level. They said that the Chief Minister deserves to be congratulated for giving the responsibility of the Punjab Waqf Board to an honest IPS officer, who is continuously and relentlessly working towards solving the problems of the Muslim community. They also expressed their gratitude to ADGP M F Farooqui for lending ears to their genuine problem and issued instructions to resolve the issue immediately.