Reyaz Rashid

Shrine of Baba Fareed gutted in Garkote

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Governor, CM express deep concern

Baramulla: In a tragic incident, shrine of revered saint Baba Fareed Shakarganj  (RA) located at the top of Garkote mountain in Uri completely gutted after lightening struck on it.

Locals said that the shrine was completely destroyed in the fire triggered by heavy lightning.

People and devotees rushed to the spot trekking for hours and were shocked to see the shrine reduced to rubble. More details awaited.

Meanwhile, the Governor, N N Vohra and Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti have expressed deep concern over the incident.

Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed deep concern about the extensive damage to the Holy Shrine of Baba Fareed, situated in Uri, from a lightning strike this morning. He has advised the State Government and all other concerned authorities to see that no time is lost in restoring the Shrine to its pristine glory.

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed concern over the reports of damage caused to the Holy Shrine.

The Chief Minister has directed the Baramulla Deputy Commissioner and other concerned officers to visit the shrine complex and take necessary measures for restoration of the same.

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