Jammu, Mar 14 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today directed early restoration of a century-old Sufi shrine which was damaged due to lightning in Baramulla district today.
The holy shrine of Baba Fareed at Garkote village of Uri was gutted in a fire caused by lightning in the wee hours today. Expressing concern over the extensive damage to the shrine, Vohra advised the state government and all other concerned authorities to see that no time is lost in restoring the shrine to its pristine glory, an official said.
The chief minister also expressed concern over the reports of damage to the shrine and directed the Baramulla deputy commissioner and other concerned officers to visit the shrine complex and take necessary measures for restoration of the same, the spokesman said.
The 13th century shrine, also revered by Sikhs, is dedicated to the Sufi mystic Fariduddin Ganjshakar, popularly known as Baba Fareed.
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