Restrictions continue in Srinagar to prevent Muharram processions

Srinagar, September 30, 2017 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities continue to impose strict restrictions in Srinagar on the second consecutive day, today, to prevent people from taking out Muharram processions. The authorities have deployed Indian troops and police and paramilitary personnel in full riot gear across the city to stop the Muharram processions. Pedestrian movement has been suspended while the forces’ personnel have placed coils of razor-fitted wire on the main roads to prevent movement of traffic.

Officials told media that the restrictions will remain in force until Sunday, the Aashura (10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram). It is to mention here that main Muharram processions are banned in the occupied territory since 1990 and only small mourning rallies are allowed in selected areas.

On the other hand, Indian police arrested dozens of mourners including a minor boy Haider Ansari, son of Jammu and Kashmir Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen President Masroor Abbas Ansari, during a Muharram procession near Jehangir Chowk on Friday. Scores of people were injured due to the use of brute force on mourners by Indian troops and police personnel in Srinagar.

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