SRINAGAR: The Gurdwara Sahib at village Chittisinghpora in the Anantnag district of south Kashmir was gutted in a massive fire that broke out on Sunday.

All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina, Sikh leaders Ajit Singh Mastana, Sant Singh, Naranjan Singh and Prof Deepak Singh Deepak have expressed concern over the incident and demanded early construction of the Gurdwara.

Fire tenders from different parts of the district, where rushed to douse off the leaping flames, clearly visible from a distance.
However, before the fire was brought under control with the support of locals, the Gurdwara Sahib was completely damaged. No one was injured in the incident and the cause of the fire is being investigated.

Chittisinghpora came to international attention on 20 March 2000 following the massacre of 35 Sikhs were taken from their houses and killed in the village by unknown gunmen coinciding with the visit of US President Bill Clinton to India. The perpetrators of the massacre remain to be brought to justice.