Muharram processions banned in Kashmir, Govt uses forces to stop mourners


Srinagar. Government has imposed ban on mourning procession of Muharram at all places in Kashmir.

According to the Kashmir media service, the administration has banned to carry out Muharram processions at any place. Government forces have covered all the routes with barbed wires, containers and other barriers to prevent mourners from carrying out mourning processions.

According to the media sources, large number of troops and police have been deployed to prevent any gathering of Muharram. The mourners  have been strangled in their homes while as leaders have been detained.

The police received “intelligence inputs about miscreants trying to incite trouble during the procession” scheduled for later in the day.

“Keeping these inputs in mind, the District Magistrate Srinagar ordered the restrictions under section 144 CrPc to remain in force,” police officials said.

Pedestrian and vehicular movement were also suspended and coils of razor fitted wire were placed on the main roads to prevent movement of traffic.

Heavy contingents of police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in full riot gear have been deployed in the city. The restrictions will remain in force until Sunday, the officials added.

The procession is traditionally carried out by the Shia Muslims on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram falling on October 1.

Source:Voice of wadi 



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