Srinagar: Restrictions were imposed by authorities on Wednesday in various areas of the cpital to prevent Muharram processions. The ban has been effect from 1989.
Restrictions were imposed in areas falling under the jurisdiction of Shaheed Gunj, Batamaloo, Shergari, Kothibagh, Ram Munshi Bagh, Maisuma, and Kral Khud police stations, said an official.
He said the restrictions were imposed as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.
An eye witness said that policemen have erected barricades in these areas.
Ever since the start of militancy, processions had been banned in these areas.