Bamiyan Panorama

Bamiyan Panorama

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Peer Dastageer Sahib Shrine catches fire

I visited this Shrine recently. (at least, I saw the outside since only men are allowed inside...).  It had beautiful architecture and this is a sad loss. 

Crowds watch as firefighters try to extinguish a fire engulfing a 200-year-old Sufi shrine in Srinagar.

Local residents carry a ladder as they try to help the firefighters.

Local residents help firefighters extinguish fire at a historic shrine.

Local residents stand outside a Sufi shrine where a fire broke out in Srinagar

Apparently there were large protests because of what was viewed as a slow response from firefighters.

Protests began after fire destroyed a highly revered Sufi-shrine in downtown Srinagar.

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