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Sufi shrine set ablaze in J&K
May 24, 2005 12:57 IST
Last Updated: May 24, 2005 19:28 IST
A 700-year-old shrine of a revered Kashmiri Sufi saint in Aishmuqam area of Anantnag district was set ablaze by unidentified persons, sources said on Tuesday.
Hazrat Zainuddin Reshi has several places of worship named after him across the Kashmir valley.
Armed with weapons, the accused allegedly chased away the custodian of the shrine and other staff present there before setting it on fire, they said.
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Deputy Inspector General of Police (Anantnag Range) Shiekh Owais Ahmad said a police party had been dispatched to the area to probe the matter.
This would take some time as the shrine is located in a remote area, he said.
The shrine is believed to be the first halting point of the Sufi saint who has places of worship named after him across the Kashmir valley.