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The Dargah Khwaja Saheb Act

The Dargah Khwaja Saheb Act, 1955 is law of India passed by parliament in 1955. It provides for constitution of a Dargah Committee to manage Dargah Sharif in Ajmer. The Dargah Committee, appointed by the Government, manages donations, takes care of the maintenance of the shrine, and runs charitable institutions like dispensaries, and guest houses for the devotee.

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National Commission for Minorities Act

The Union Government set up the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) under the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. Five religious communities, viz; Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Zoroastrians (Parsis) have been notified as minority communities by the Union Government. Further vide notification detail 27th Jan 2014, Jains have also been notified as minority community. The Commission has one Chairperson and six Members represented five minority communities.

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The Wakf Act

The term waqf literally means "confinement and prohibition" or causing a thing to stop or stand still. The legal meaning of Waqf is the detention of specific thing in the ownership of waqf and the devoting of its profit or products "in charity of poor or other good objects". A waqf was used to keep money or property together in private hands; a pooling of wealth to maintain private ownership. It is a pious and perpetual endowment that is free from tax.

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Source : Ministry of Minorities Affairs, Government of India

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