I observed many graves with crestfallen and every second grave was telling the same tale
Srinagar: In what could be described as ‘lackadaisical’ approach of the authorities to deal with the evil practices, Malkhah, the major Muslim cemetery of Kashmir has turned out to be a safe haven for gamblers and boozers while black magicians perform evil practices with impunity.
Sources informed the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that Malkhah graveyard has become a safe haven for drunkards, gamblers and black magicians who regardless of moral and religious values have been carrying out evil practices without any fear or intimidation.
They claimed that the historic Muslim cemetery is being used for boozing and gambling while as the incidents of the desecration of graves is also done for black magic practice.
Malkhah graveyard literally known as (field of grave diggers) has been reduced from 1300 to 700 kanals owing to the illegal structures erected upon by some blue eyed persons on it. The land was actually purchased and donated by known Muslim Sufi saint Hazrat Mir Syed Ali Hamadani (RA) for common cause.
“This graveyard is being used as a nightclub for illegal activities like gambling and boozing while black magic practicing is also being done to harm people,” sources said.
Residents living around the graveyard said the authorities despite being well aware of the issue have maintained a criminal silence.
“We cannot blame gamblers and drunkards alone for desecration of Malkhah as the authorities despite being well aware of the issue have maintained an unjustifiable hush. This is a grave issue and the government must wake up from slumbers before it is too late,” Tahir Hussain, a Malkhah resident told KNO.
“I had gone to offer Fateha to my grandmother, the moment I reached near the grave, I found many of graves empty, initially when few graves in similar condition caught my attention, I did not paid much heed, as old graves sometimes look like that,” he said, adding when I moved further into the graveyard, I observed many graves with crestfallen and every second grave was telling the same tale, forcing me to think ‘all is not well’.
The residents appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir and Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar to take serious cognizance of the issue and those involved in evil practices be dealt with iron hands—(KNO)