Arrangements for upcoming Muharram missing on ground, govt’s approach ‘discriminatory: Aga Syed Hasan


Renowned cleric Aga Syed Hasan Almosvi Alsafvi Monday alleged a lack of foolproof arrangements for the observance of the upcoming Muharram in Kashmir Valley.

Accusing the government of ‘bias and discrimination,’ Aga Syed Hasan said that government is not keen to make arrangements for the Muharam that is going to start in a week’s time. “For Amarnath yatris arrangements are made months before. It’s good that such arrangements are made for Amarnath pilgrims and we are happy but at the same time it is disturbing to see the discriminatory approach from the government,” he said adding that arrangements should not be made on the basis of religion.

“We need an uninterrupted power supply, clean drinking water, and sanitation but such arrangements are missing. There is cold response from the government,” he claimed.

Aga Syed Hasan as per the news agency Kashmir News Trust appealed to the government to completely lift the ban on Muhammarm processions. “If there is peace and stability then why Muharram processions are being banned. We expect that government this time will allow Muharram processions,” he said.

Aga Syed Hasan also highlighted the problems and grievances being faced by the people of Budgam district. He said scores of people visit him with their grievances. “People face multiple problems and there is nobody to listen to them. On the one hand, much hype is being given to so-called development, and on the other, grievances are not being addressed,” he said adding that some educational institutions in Budgam are understaffed and some are headless.

He said 150 bedded hospital was recently approved by the government for the Bdugam district despite the fact that people had demanded 500 bedded hospital. [KNT]


Tanveer Hussain

Tanveer Hussain is a video journalist working for news agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT) in Central Kashmir's Budgam.

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