Vasundhara Raje promises to bring culprits behind Ajmer blast to bookNovember 14th, 2007 - 2:08 am ICT by admin
Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and local police kept a vigil across the city even as people went about their normal day-to-day routine today.
A small bomb exploded just after evening prayers outside the famous Ajmer Sharif shrine on Thursday evening.
The blast occurred at around 6.15 p.m. just before the end of the Ramadan fasting month.
Around 200 people were in and around the shrine at the time, many breaking their fast after prayers, police said. The bomb had been placed under a tree.
The shrine, which contains the tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisty, is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Muslims in India and abroad.
Hindus and Sikhs also visit the shrine, which lies some 350 km southwest of New Delhi, and is seen as a symbol of communal harmony.
Pakistani leaders, including Pervez Musharraf, Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq and Benazir Bhutto, have also visited the shrine during their respective state visits, which has also attracted Bollywood stars like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. (ANI)
- Ajmer shrine authorities mum on Zardari visit - Apr 03, 2012
- Send Chisty to Pakistan, Zardari tells Manmohan - Apr 14, 2012
- 2,000 cops deployed for Zardari's Delhi visit - Apr 06, 2012
- Ajmer shrine finally receives Zardari's $1 mn donation - Aug 18, 2012
- Zardari donation will be for 'noble causes': Ajmer dargah (With Image) - Apr 09, 2012
- Zardari fourth Pakistani leader to visit Ajmer - Apr 03, 2012
- Bail to Chisty comes at a significant time, says nephew - Apr 09, 2012
- Ahead of Zardari visit, Ajmer's khadims remember Benazir - Apr 08, 2012
- Pakistani prisoner Khalil Chisti steps out of jail - Apr 11, 2012
- Zardari prays at Ajmer dargah, donates $1mn (Lead) - Apr 08, 2012
- Sarabjit's kin in Ajmer, seek his release - Apr 08, 2012
- Pakistan hails Indian bail to doctor - Apr 09, 2012
- Khalil Chisti's release to take a few days - Apr 09, 2012
- SC grants bail to Pakistani doctor Chisty - Apr 09, 2012
- Enjoyed lunch with Rahul and PM: tweets Bilawal Bhutto (Lead) - Apr 08, 2012
Tags: aishwarya rai, ajmer sharif, benazir bhutto, bollywood stars, bomb, border security force, bsf, communal harmony, culprits, fasting month, have worked together, muslims in india, nab, pervez musharraf, pilgrimage sites, prayers, ramadan, sufi saint, vasundhara raje, zia ul haq