Mehbooba visits Ajmer Sharif, prays for peace in Kashmir
New Delhi, Feb 15: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti prayed at the historic and revered 13th century Ajmer Sharif Dargah in the pilgrim town of Ajmer.
“Returned to Dargah Ajmer Sharif to seek the blessings of Khwaja Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti (RA). Khwaja Saheb’s timeless message to us was, ‘Love towards all, Malice towards none’. Bearing this in mind, I pray for peace, prosperity & progress for all the people of Jammu & Kashmir,” Mehbooba wrote on Twitter.
Mehbooba’s visit comes just days after the killings of thirteen people in two separate attacks in Jammu and Kashmir divisions.
Ten people, including six soldiers, a civilian and three attackers, were killed in Sunjuwan army base attack in Jammu.
Three people, including two militants and a CRPF man, were killed in Karan Nagar attack.
The Chief Minister did ‘jiyarat’ (worship) in Dargah and presented Chadar on the tomb of the sufi saint in the afternoon.
She prayed to ‘Garib Nawaj’ (the sufi saint) for peace on India-Pakistan border and peaceful relations between the two countries.
She reached the Dargah after Namaj-e-Johar (afternoon Namaz) and prayed in ‘Asthana’ (sanctum sanctorum) of sufi saint.
Speaking to media persons, she said that peace and prosperity are slowly returning to Jammu and Kashmir but still most of the students are not going to schools in the valley.
Mehbooba also listened to qawwali (Sufi devotional music) near panyti gate of the dargah.