Ahead Of Mild Celebrations Hazratbal Shrine Closed
SRINAGAR: All roads leading to Hazratbal shrine, which houses the holy relic of Prophet Mohammad, on the bank of Dal Lake were on Saturday closed on the eve of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi.
A police official said that there was no curfew in any part of the city though restrictions under section 144 CrPc were imposed in Srinagar as a precautionary measure.
“Security forces have been deployed in strength to maintain law and order in the city,” he said.
However, the situation on the ground was entirely different as all roads leading to the shrine have been closed with barbed wires. Security forces have been directing people since early morning to take alternative routes to their respective destinations.
Meanwhile, people living around the shine have alleged that no arrangements have been made for holding prayers in the shrine.
“Snow has not been cleared from the
field and the surrounding areas of the
shine, where people used to gather for
special night-long players. No
arrangements, including heating system,
have been put in place for the occasion,”
a resident of Hazratbal, said.
Sources said that curb on vehicular
movement towards the shrine were
taken to prevent devotees from gathering
at Hazratbal Shrine, where special