Despite 3 Crore Annual Earnings, Baba Reshi Shrine Lacks Basic Facilities

Toilets, rooms, footpaths all shattered, nobody seems willing to undo the wrong

SRINAGAR — Despite earning nearly three crore revenue in a calender year at Baba Reshi shrine, the Muslim Waqf Board has miserably failed to provide even the basic facilities at the revered Sofi shrine in Gulmarg area of north Kashmir.

The surroundings of the shrine, where hundreds of devotees and tourists visit every day, is filled with filth and garbage with no one bothered about it.

The washrooms and the latrines erected in the surroundings are in an unhygienic condition and unusable by any standards.

The authorities managing the shrine have turned a blind eye towards it and seem to have been interested in collecting Nazrana and revenue only.

“Even the drinking water facility is not up to the mark whereas the footpaths, rooms for the accommodation are also unhygienic and unfit for the public use,” said a devotee.

Meanwhile in Chrar-e-Shareef also the people have complained that surroundings of the shrine have not been developed as per the latest standards and the authorities are not paying attention towards the cleanliness of the surroundings of the holly shrine. (KNS)

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