In connection with the upcoming Muharram ul Haraam, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo today chaired a meeting at dak bungalow to review the arrangements put in place for its smooth celebration.
Meeting was attended by SSP Baramulla, ADCs of Baramulla and Sopore, SDMs, district and sectoral officers, heads of various line departments, representatives of various Shia associations besides other functionaries.
On the occasion, a comprehensive discussion on the subject was held wherein it was given that special arrangements shall be made in view of the present circumstances emerged due to COVID-19 outbreak.
Meanwhile, President Hussani Relief Committee (HRC) Baramulla Mohammad Ishaq Wani highlighted various issues and grievances meant for the smooth celebration of Muharram. He demanded the uninterrupted drinking water and power supply, adequate ration, fire wood especially during the auspicious days. He also expressed gratitude of the district administration especially of DC in this regard.
Similarly, several other representatives belonging to different areas, also appraised different issues and grievances pertaining to drinking water, power, ration, installation of lights at some vital locations.
Speaking on the occasion, DC stressed upon the concerned officers to make adequate arrangements with regard to uninterrupted power and water supply in the Shia dominated areas. He also directed to work in coordination and make a viable mechanism so that the devotees may not face any inconvenience.
Dr Itoo directed the Municipal authorities to fumigate all the vital locations viz Imam Baras, shrines and masjids. He also directed the health authorities to make adequate arrangements and organize special camps for distributing face masks, sanitizers and immunity boosting medicines. DC also appealed to follow all the related SOPs and guidelines so that the risk of COVID-19 infection is mitigated.