Mufti urges Saudi Govt to probe crane mishap, Mina stampede

 Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed,Saturday deeply condoled the tragic death of over 1200 Hajjis in the holy city of Makkah Mukaramah during annual Hajj pilgrimage this year and urged the Saudi Arabian government to institute a credible and impartial inquiry to ascertain the causes that led to fatal Mina stampede and the crane crash, outside the Grand Masjid. 

Placing high priority on making fool-proof arrangements to avoid such lapses in future, the Chief Minister said the anxiety persists amongst several relatives whose loved ones are still missing even after 10 days of Mina stampede. He said he too was restive as his daughter, Mehbooba Mufti, was also in Saudi Arabia as head of the Indian Goodwill delegation. “I hope in future all necessary arrangements are put in place to ensure safety and security of the Hajjis there,” he stated.