Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC)

SRINAGAR — The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) in its general council meeting today passed two resolutions to rename Botshah Mohalla Chowk in Lal Bazar area as Peer Shafi Chowk and Chowdhary Bagh to Moti Mohalla as Shaheed Aga Syed Mehdi road unanimously.

According to news agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC), the council decided to rename Botshah Mohalla Chowk and Chowdhary Bagh to Moti Mohalla in Srinagar city in memory of noted religious and political leaders.

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Corporator of Ward 60, Danish Shafi Bhat confirmed to Kashmir Dot Com that he submitted the proposal of name change which was passed unanimously in today’s 14th general council meeting held at SMC hall.

Similarly, General Council of Srinagar Municipal Corporation also unanimously passed a resolution presented by Mayor Srinagar, Junaid Azim Mattu to rename Chowdhury Bagh to Moti Mohalla in Rainawari road as Shaheed Aga Syed Mehdi road to honour the memory of noted religious and political leader Aga Syed Mehdi.

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Peer Mohammad Shafi associated with the National Conference was ex-MLA Zadibal and was later killed by militants at his residence in Lal Bazar in August 1991.

Aga Syed Mehdi was a prominent Kashmiri Shia leader and social activist and was killed in a massive IED blast with his three security personnel and two supporters at Kanihama-Magam road in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on November 3, 2000.

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