The brazen desecration of the holy shrine of Gousul Pak, Dastageer sahib Khanyar Srinagar on Saturday night by dacoits who broke open backside interior window shutters and broke iron safe and broke two locks of sanctum Roza Sharief chamber where holy relics & Tabrookaat are placed has sent shockwaves among already hurt people of Sufi Aitqaad throughout the valley, chairman of Jamaat Aitqaad International Khwaja Farooq Renzushah said on Sunday.
Renzushah said that after listening about the shocking news of the desecration of the holy shrine rushed to the shrine where he offered Namaz along with a large number of devotees.
While speaking to media on the occasion on spot, Renzushah lambasted the 2004 Waqaf Act which was part of a conspiracy to erase traces of Aitqaad and all Sufi shrines of 7777 Awaliyas of Kashmiri of the last 700 years. “In the sequel to this black Waqaf Act 2004 only Sufi Aitqaad shrines were enslaved and nationalized under State Act while this act was not applied on assets of other ideologies rather they were allowed to grow faster with accelerated pace after squeezing Aitqaad of 700 years. This cruel enslavement of our Sufi Aitqaad, our Dargahas, Khankah’s and its assets facilitated Waqaf and the parties behind it to loot unaccounted Nazar Wa Niyaaz from such safes where women devotees even put golden jewellery when their spiritual desires get fulfilled. All audit reports pointed the same and details of Waqaf property of crores distributed on penny values. The Nazar Niyaz was exhausted by paying huge salaries to those who were imported to destroy our 700 years of culture, civilization, and Aitqaad in Kashmir,” he said.
Renzushah said that after the incident of burning of the shrine on 25 June 2012 it was due to the hard struggle of Aitqaad devotees that Central planning funds were released but unfortunately. “These funds were not utilized to create strong structural security and such inferior material was used on windows that with finger touches they get broken. The present ugly the incident proves that special plan funds were not properly used,” he said.
Renzushah said that at that time the Kashmir society, as well as Sajadah Nisheen in meeting with then Divisional Commissioner Kashmir had given full interior description and pictures of each wall each portion of the shrine as it was existing in the past but unfortunately, it was ignored by Waqaf authorities at that time and those who were intruding in Waqaf affairs without having a mandate and managed through some unknown agency interior decoration changed its original script. “Huge plan funds wasted on coloured and fancy looks while inferior material used to safeguard shrine which had suffered severe attacks for the last few decades as a policy to erase Aitqaad from Kashmiri,” he said.
Renzushah appealed authorities to immediately change all inferior quality windows and doors of this holy shrine to make them strong as existing in the main Dargah of Gausul-ul-Pak in Bhagdad.
Renzushah appealed to Lt. Governor to immediately promulgate orders to keep holy Sufi Aitqaad shrines under the custody of responsible personalities of local Sufi Aitqaad who believe in protecting and restoring the spiritual importance of all 7777 Awaliyas of Kashmir without any discrimination. “Orders may be promulgated to make discretion of Holy Aitqaad shrines as a heinous offence followed by capital punishment for culprits,” Renzushah said, adding, “persons or parties responsible for stealing Holy Relic from Hazratbal, burning of Chrar e Sharief, Dastageer sahib, attacks outside Sari Bal Dasgeer sahib shrine, burning of Shrines in South and North Kashmir may be exposed through notifications of relevant FIRs and culprits arrested for offences and name of leaders who shielded them to keep every culprit behind the veil.”
Renzushah said that this incident needs to be treated as an offence against the majority of Aitqaad of Kashmir whose sentiments are broken.