Mehbooba visits Sufi shrine near border

Mehbooba visits Sufi shrine near border

Jammu, June 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday visited a well-known Sufi shrine near the border with Pakistan in Samba district.

The chief minister drove to the the Baba Chambiyal shrine, whose annual Urs is being celebrated.

The Saint is revered in Pakistan too. Pakistan Rangers personnel come every year to the shrine to offer a “chaddar”.

The Border Security Force offers the Rangers sweets on the occasion.

Mehbooba Mufti is the first chief minister to visit the shrine since militancy erupted in the state in 1989.

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