Fire damages historical Khanqah-e-Moula Shrine

Srinagar: A major blaze broke out in historical Khanqah-e-Moula Shrine in old city Srinagar early Wednesday morning, reports said.

According to local sources the fire broke out at 4:45 am in the morning.

They said that fire damaged upper-storey of the shrine, however, the cause of the fire is yet to be known.

As the news of fire incident spread in the area, hundreds of people gathered at the site and started dousing the flames following which the Fire Service unit was rushed to the spot.

Pertinently, the shrine of Shah-e-Hamdan or Khanqah-e Moulla is one of the oldest Muslim shrines in Kashmir situated on the banks of river Jehlum in the old city.

The shrine was originally constructed by Sultan Sikander (1389-1413 AD) in the memory of Muslim preacher Mir Syed Ali Hamdani who had visited Kashmir and stayed there for meditation and preaching.

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