Jammu & Kashmir

Waqf Board suspends entire staff of Hazratbal shrine for alleged ‘negligence of duty’

Dargah Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar, Kashmir. [FPK Photo/Umar Farooq]

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board chairperson has ordered suspension of all officers and staff of Hazratbal shrine for negligence of duties on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW).

According to an order, the action was taken during the surprise visit by the chairperson to Hazratbal shrine on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) in view of complaints by the people.

The order states that it was found that grave negligence of the concerned staff had created a lot of inconvenience to the devotees.

“Despite repeated orders and instructions from the officers and the ground staff concerned have failed to provide adequate facilities to the devotees. In view of this all the officers and the staff of Hazratbal shrine have been placed under suspension with immediate effect for the grave negligence in their duties,” reads the order.

The order stated that inquiry team headed by the chairperson has been constituted to probe into the issue.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by FPK staff and is published from a syndicated feed from KNO.)

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