Provide facilities to devotees: Sagar to administration

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar on Friday said Hazrat Ameer-e-Kabir was a great reformer, preacher and a Sufi scholar whose contribution to the socio-political transformation of Kashmir is immense.

Sagar said this while taking stock of arrangements following the annual Urs observance of Hazrat Ameer-e Kabir Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA). “People of the valley are indebted to Hazrat Ameer for his role in the socio-political transformation of the state,” he said. 

Sagar took stock of the Urs arrangements. He was accompanied by various officials on the occasion. In an hour long meeting with the custodians and caretakers of the shrine, Sagar was briefed on various steps being taken by the concerned authorities to ensure the smooth conduct of Urs.

On the occasion he interacted with the locals who apprised him about the paucity of basic and effective amenities in the adjoining areas of the Shrine.

Sagar urged the government to ensure all facilities to the devotees during the Urs observance days. “The Urs is to be celebrated on the six of Zil Hajah; however the Urs related activities commence six days before it.  The Shrine has traditional been the epicenter of Islamic teachings, the place has a special position in the socio-cultural milieu of Kashmir. It is therefore imperative for the incumbent governor administration to ensure that the devotees do not have to suffer during the Urs days,” he said.

 “I urge the administration to ensure adequate LED lighting around the area. The administration should ensure steady supply of drinking water to the shrine and its neighborhood. In addition to that the concerned agencies should make it a point to ensure good sanitation around the shrine. The administration should also ensure adequate presence of Traffic police around the shrine in order to meet the exigencies arising due to high vehicular movement and huge rush of people.  Moreover the security of the devotees should also be ensured; the police and the fire brigade departments should swing into action to avoid any misfortune during the Urs days,” he added.