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Sagar, Gul expresses shock over Burglary at Rahbab Sahib (RA) Shrine

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Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Wednesday expressed shock over the incident of Burglary at the Shrine of Rahbab Sahab (RA).

Party GS Ali Muhammad Sagar, Senior leader Mubarak Gul in a joint statement condemned the despicable act and demanded a thorough time bound inquiry into the incident.

“It is a shocking incident. We condemn the incident in unequivocal terms and demand a thorough and time bound probe into the incident; the culprits should be nabbed and given exemplary punishment. It is alarming to see an exponential rise in the theft related incidents in Kashmir. Miscreants have no religion and as far as this incident is concerned, it seems to be a handiwork of delinquents and mischievous elements,” they said adding, “Burglars earlier decamped with cash after breaking the chest at the revered shrine of Dastageer Sahib (RA) in Khanyar locality. The police is clueless on the previous incidents. We have from time to time asked the administration to upgrade the security grid of the shrines like Hazratbal, Khanqa e Moala, Datagir Sahib, Maqdoom Sahib and others in Srinagar and elsewhere in Kashmir. These places are the epicenter of people’s faith and incidents like these hurt the sentiments of numerous followers and devotees whose belief is associated with the shrines.”

“This incident should not be seen in isolation; previously also many religious places were desecrated and ransacked. The administration’s response towards such incidents has unfortunately been very nonchalant. Had the law executing agencies been tough on such miscreants, such incidents would not have recurred.  Such attitude of the administration and law executing agencies towards such incidents is an added factor why such incidents are on rise.  We also impress upon the administration to do a massive security audit of all the main shrines of the valley,” they said. The two leaders urged the people to cooperate with the police in nabbing the miscreants.

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