Restrictions in IOK to prevent Muharram processions

Srinagar, October 01, 2017 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities imposed strict restrictions in Srinagar, today, to prevent people from taking out Muharram processions. The authorities deployed Indian troops and police and paramilitary personnel in full riot gear across the city, particularly in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of Maisuma, Kralkhud, Kothibagh, Ram MunshiBagh Batamaloo, Sherghari, Karan Nagar, Shaheed Gunj, Khanyar, Rainawari, Mharaj Gunj, Nowhatta and Safakada, to stop the Muharram processions.

Pedestrian as well as vehicular movement was barred with the placement of razor-fitted wire on the main roads. Main Muharram processions are banned in the occupied territory in the name of security considerations since 1990 and only small mourning rallies are allowed in selected areas. Ashura processions was traditionally taken out from Abi Guzar in civil lines to Zadibal in the old city of Srinagar. On the other hand, Indian police arrested dozens of mourners in Srinagar.

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