AJMER - The management of the Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti on Friday received the donation of $ one million as announced by president Asif Ali Zardari during his visit to the Shrine.
A three-hour-long, closed-door meeting between delegates from the Pakistan High Commission, members of Anjuman Syed Zadgan, members of Anjuman Yadgar and those of the Dargah Committee resolved what an elaborate ceremony planned earlier in the evening could not, because of internal differences and financial issues between Anjuman Syed Zadgan, Anjuman Yadgar and Dargah committee. .
The Anjuman Syed Zadgan, an organization of khadims (priests) of the Dargah, has been at logger heads with the Dargah committee, constituted by ministry of minority affairs, on who is the rightful owner of the money.
Earlier, the Anjuman was to be given Rs 1.5 crore as proposed by the delegation of the Pakistan embassy while the rest was to go to the Dargah committee. "The money that was announced by the Pakistan president is for the Anjuman and no distribution is acceptable," said Syed Wahid Angara, secretary of Anjuman during the ceremony. He had said that as per the ritual of the Dargah, the money which is given as Nazarana (gift) goes only to Khadim or to Anjuman committee. The matter got resolved with a closed-door meeting with the delegates.