Shrine Tragedies Continue: Miscreants Tried To Set Afire Another Sufi Shrine

Shrine Tragedies Continue: Miscreants Tried To Set Afire Another Sufi Shrine

12 October 2012
Kashmir Watch
Saahil Suhail

Anantnag: Quit after the tragedy of Peer Dastegeer Shab (RA) Shrine, Sufi shrine are continuously being targeted in the valley triggering uncertainty among the Muslims of Himalayan bounded valley. Yet in another case one revered Sufi Shrine of Hazrat Baba Hard-e-Reshi (RA) here in south kashmir’s Anantnag district was targeted in the early hours of Friday resulting partial damage to the shrine and unfortunately two copies of Holy Quran were damaged which were later buried in the premises of the shrine. Locals said that some of them spotted smoke coming out of the shrine when they were going for the morning prayers and were able to put an end to the fire before it could actually do any serious harm to the shrine. “Unfortunately two copies of the Holy Quran were partially damaged in the fire, which was buried by the locals,” locals said and forwarded the photo copies of damaged Holy Quran to this reporter which they have clicked through their cell phones. He said that some damage was also done to the matting of the shrine; however thankfully a major disaster was forestalled. Soon after the incident took police SSP Anantnag, R K Jalla along with other police officers visited the Sufi Shrine and assured locals investigation will be held according to the law. He also appealed people to remain cool and calm. The district police meanwhile have lodged an FIR bearing number, 313 - 2012 under section 436 and 295 of the RPC in Police station Sadder, Islamabad. “Further investigation is going on in the matter,” said a police spokesperson. Mirvaiz South Kashmir, Qazi Ahmad Yasir and APHC(M) Execative Member and Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza have expressed grief and sorrow over the tragedy and have appealed common masses to come out and took a stand against the conspires being hatched against the Sufi Shrine in the valley.