Union Ministry for Minority Affairs has announced constitution of 20-member Central Waqf Council by issuing notification. Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mrs. Najma Heptulla will be the Chairperson of the Central Waqf Council while Congress MP (Rajya Sabha) who represents Telangana has been appointed the member.
Other members include Messrs Mohammed Irfan Ahmed, Abbas Ali Bohra, Rayees Khan Pathan, Mohammed Ikramullah Siddiqui, Dr Darakhshan Andrabi, Mohammed Hamed, Dr. Nizamuddin Mohsin, Chaudhri Mahboob Ali Qaiser, Lok Sabha member Muzaffar Husain Baig, Lok Sabha member Mohammed Saleem Ashrafi, Chairman Chhattisgarh State Waqf Board Shaukat Mohammed Khan, Chairman Madhya Pradesh State Waqf Board A I Sayeed, Chairman Gujarat State Waqf Board retd. Justice Mohammed Shameem, Retd. Justice Barkat Ali Zaid. The term of Central Waqf Council will be 3 years.