One of the revered shrines of Kashmir, Khanqah-e-Moula in Shaher-e-Khaas has developed cracks and its minaret slanted slightly due to recent powerful earthquake that hit Kashmir on Monday.
“The quake has caused cracks in various parts of the shrine,” said a devotee, Mukhtar Ahmad.
“The shrine had suffered damage during floods last year. At that time, the four main pillars of the shrine had developed cracks. Government neglected the shrine as its damaged pillars have not been repaired despite passing of a year. Even the cracks have widened by the recent quake as the shrine was just painted and not repaired properly,” they said.
After the floods, a Masjid situated in its compound had also suffered damage and was closed for prayers as its walls had developed cracks and was declared unsafe. Meer Syed Ali Hamdani (RA) popularly known as Shah-e-Hamdan (King of Hamdan) used the shrine for Islamic propagation.