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Div Com Kashmir reviews arrangements for Eid ul Azha, Muharram ul Haraam

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Directs DCs, and officers to ensure availability of essentials in the market; conduct widespread market checking

SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri today chaired a meeting to review the arrangements for the celebration of Eid ul Azha and observation of Muharram ul Haraam in the province.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioners and officers of Sheep Husbandry, FCS&CA, SMC, Legal Metrology, and HoDs of line departments besides representatives of mutton dealers and various associations of the Shia community.

While reviewing the arrangements for Eid ul Azha, Div Com passed a slew of directions to DCs and officers for ensuring all necessary facilities to the public including the availability of sacrificial animals at designated locations and the availability of essentials in the market.

He further directed DCs to constitute market-checking teams to keep prices under control and prevent overcharging by traders.

Besides, he also directed for smooth supply of electricity on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha across Kashmir Division especially at Aasar-i-Sharief Hazratbal, Kalashpora, Jenab Sahab Soura, Ziyarat Sharief Kabamarg, Anantnag, Ziyarat Sharief Khiram, Anantnag, Ziyarat Sharief Makhama and Ziyarat Aham-i-Sharief, Bandipora.

The Div Com directed for capturing stray dogs by SMC across all major Shrines/Masjids so that no untoward incident of dog bite takes place.

Besides, he instructed for making the availability of an adequate number of buses during Eid-ul-Azha and the identification of specified parking areas.

He impressed on the placement of Sanitary Workers for cleanliness and sanitation in and around the periphery of Assar-i-Sharief, Hazratbal, Eid-Gah, Srinagar, and other major locations in districts.

Regarding the observation of Muharram ul Haraam, Div Com directed for necessary repairs and development of routes through which Muharram processions are taken by the mourners.

He instructed for the deployment of teams of doctors and para-medics along with ambulances across all prominent locations.

Further, he instructed concerned for ensuring the availability of firewood, and regular supply of electricity and water to Shia dominant areas during the month of Muharram.

Besides, he exhorted for proper traffic management and security for both religious occasions.

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