Shrine fire: Separatist groups call general strike
Posted on: 06:29 AM IST Jun 26, 2012
New Delhi: Separatist groups in Srinagar have called for a general strike on Tuesday to protest against Monday's fire at a 200-year-old Sufi Shrine Peer Dastageer Sahib.
The cause of the fire is still not known but the relics inside were safely recovered by officials.
The protestors alleged that firefighters arrived late on the scene to douse the flames.
Meanwhile, the government has ordered a probe by the Kashmir divisional commissioner. Authorities say the fire began from four areas of the shrine taking over most of the roof, but there is still no word on the cause.
There was tension across the town as the shrine of Peer Dastageer Sahib is highly revered in Kashmir. Authorities say the fire began from four areas of the shrine taking over most of the roof, but there was still no word on the cause.