Â Jammu and Kashmir Anjuman-e Sharie Shian has accused the coalition government of misusing Muharram funds.
Â In a statement, Anjuman general secretary, Aga Syed Murtaza Al-Moosvi, alleged that the government was using Muharram funds as a means to please its voters.
Â Castigating the Budgam district administration, Aga Murtaza said â€œIt has become a den of National Conference workers.â€ Â
Â Referring to a recently held Muharram meeting, chaired by Minister for Science and Technology, he said the meeting had decided that demands of only four major Shia organizations would be taken up.
Â â€œBut what we are seeing now is contrary to the decision,â€ Aga Murtaza said. Â
Â He said, â€œIronically, repairing of main roads-for which separate funds are in place- is being done from Muharram funds.â€
Â Aga Murtaza said that despite governmentâ€™s claim that no work of individual benefit would be taken up under Muharram funds, â€œmost of the works, which have been undertaken by different executing agencies, are of individual nature.â€
Â He accused the district administration of sleeping over the priority recommendations of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir regarding immediate augmentation of electric sub-stations from 100KV to 250KV at Imambara Ayatollah Yousuf (RA) Bemina and Azakhana Ayatollah Yousuf (RA) Budgam. Â
Â Stating that Anjuman was oldest and largest Shia organizations in the state, Aga said â€œnot a single demand had found a place in the list of works to be executed by the different departments.â€
Â The organization also threatened to launch a stir at all district headquarters in the valley after Eid-ul Azha against the official apathy.Â â€œThe administration will be responsible for all the consequences,â€ he added.