Hami rejects official probe
Srinagar, June 25: Chairman of Mutahida Ulema Ahl-e-Sunnat (MUAS), Maulana Ghulam Rasool Hami, on Monday rejected the probe ordered by the government to ascertain the cause of fire at Dastgeer Sahab (RA) shrine.
He said conspiracy cannot be ruled out behind the tragic incident. “The people told us that fire didn’t erupt from one place but from different corners simultaneously. Someone also said that it was short circuit however we cannot rule out any conspiracy. It can be any of the two causes,” Hami told a news conference here.
Rejecting the government probe he said: “There have been many incidents in the past where nothing concrete has emerged out of enquiries ordered by the government. We reject any probe by the government until it does not involve Ulema and is supervised by them.”
“A well planned conspiracy has been hatched to hurt our religious sentiments,” he said.
Hami said that Kashmiri nation cannot afford the sacrifice of shrines, “These saints have imparted everything, culture, economy and more importantly Islam to Kashmir. We have been emotionally hurt by the tragic incident,” he said.
He urged people to observe shutdown for 2-days to mourn the gutting of the revered shrine. “We appeal trade unions, students and employees to make strike call a success,” he added.
Hami said that a peaceful procession would be taken out after Zuhar Prayers from Shrine of Dastgeer Sahab Saira Bala on Tuesday.
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