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Srinagar: Relics from gutted shrine displayed

The caretakers of the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani, gutted in a fire incident on Monday, displayed the relics to the media on Wednesday to dispel any apprehension among the people in the state.

india Updated: Jun 27, 2012 20:18 IST
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The caretakers of the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani, gutted in a fire incident on Monday, displayed the relics to the media on Wednesday to dispel any apprehension among the people in the state.

The shrine caretaker Khalid Jeelani displayed the relics, which included a document of Hazrat Ali on which the stamp of prophet Mohammad is affixed, pages of holy Quran written by Hazrat Abu-Bakar Sidiq and 200-year-old hand written holy Quran.

“These tabarkats (relics) will be displayed before the devotees during the Urs as per past practice,” said Jeelani.

The 245-year-old shrine, widely known as Dastigeer Sahib, was gutted in a fire on Monday morning. A probe is on to find out the cause of fire. The incident, however, fuelled protests and shutdown in Srinagar for past three days.