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Water problem continues in Dargah opposite Rashtrapati Bhawan

New Delhi: Dargah of Khwaja Syed Ibrahim, situated off the Mother Teresa Crescent opposite Rashtrapati Bhawan’s gate 28, is facing acute water problem. According to the caretaker of the Dargah, Ghazi Nurul Hasan, the Presidential Guard during the term of President Sanjiva Raddy had occupied this land, which is part of Delhi Ridge, and converted it into a polo ground. In the process, they demolished many graves on this land and started using the road leading to the Dargah to dry their horses’ dung.

According to the caretaker, the Deputy Commissioner of the area demolished the madrasa attached to the dargah two years ago and in the process cut off its electricity and water supplies. A year ago, the electricity line was restored but the water line still remains cut off.

To understand the problem, Delhi Minorities Commission Chairman Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan visited this place. The caretaker and Shri BK Khosla of the Shrimati Nihal Devi Trust had also complained to the PMO which directed NDMC and Delhi Jal Board last March to restore the water supply. But, despite the passage of three months, no action has been taken yet, hence, Delhi Minorities Commission has issued notices to NDMC and Delhi Jal Board to explain the causes of the delay and to restore the Dargah’s water supply without any further delay.

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