GUWAHATI, Aug 26 - The Muslim Rashtriya Manch, Assam Pradesh, while alleging widespread anomalies in maintaining the Wakf assets in the State, today insisted on a CBI probe into the matter.
The Manch alleged rampant corruption in the Assam Wakf Board and pointed out that despite having properties worth several thousand crores of rupees, common members of the Muslim community have been deprived of the benefits.
�As reported, the Wakf Board has two tea estates and 179 other registered properties. If the properties had been utilised for the benefit of the members of the community, then all students from poor economic background could have been provided free higher education and the unemployed could have been provided training for various self-employment avenues,� said the Manch, demanding that the Government should make it public how much fund was allotted to the Wakf and the Assam Minorities Development Board by the State and the Centre in the last 14 years.
The Manch has also appealed to the Governor of Assam for an inquiry into the alleged corruption in the Wakf and Assam Minorities Development Boards.
The Manch further said that many properties of the Wakf have been encroached on by politicians and other unscrupulous elements and urged the Government to free the properties so that the benefits can reach the common Muslim man. �Otherwise, we will be compelled to launch a mass movement,� warned the Manch.