CM visits shrine complex to assess damage

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti rushed to Srinagar and visited the shrine of Hazrat Amir i Kabeer Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (R.A.) which has suffered damages in a fire incident the previous night, an official spokesman said.

Cancelling all her engagements, Mehbooba Mufti air dashed to Srinagar early morning and straight away drove to the shrine of saint in the Shahr i Khaas, he added.

The Chief Minister went round various areas of the shrine complex to assess the quantum of damage. She sought a detailed appraisal from the local administration regarding the fire incident.

Interacting with the members of the management committee and devotees, Mehbooba Mufti said the shrine of Hazrat Amir i Kabir (R.A.) symbolizes the pluralistic ethos of Kashmir society from which every citizen of the State draws spiritual solace.

The Chief Minister expressed her deep appreciation for the local youth who came forward and prevented the fire from spreading.

On the occasion, people of the area demanded installation of CCTVs in the shrine complex, availability of fire tenders in the locality, scientific protection to the wood structures at the shrine and expediting shrine expansion plan.

The Chief Minister during her visit also faced some angry youth who resorted to sloganeering, however, police chased them away.

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