In Pictures: Muharram procession disallowed in Srinagar, mourners tear-gassed

Mourners hold a banner inscribed with religious slogans in Srinagar.

Srinagar: On the occasion of 8th Muharram today, the Shia mourners were disallowed in several parts of Srinagar, and at places, met with shelling by the police in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk.

The Muharram procession heading from Dalgate towards Lal Chowk was gassed several times to disperse the crowd.

The JK administration had earlier announced that the Muharram procession would be allowed to proceed through the traditional route after 30 years.

However, Tuesday morning, the administration had imposed restrictions in Maisuma, Abiguzar, TRC, Dalgate, Budshah bridge, Gowkadal and Kralkhud areas to prevent the precession.

Rest in Pictures.

Shia mourners gather near Dal Gate to carry out the Muharram procession on the traditional route. [FPK Photo/Mounis Bin Muzafar Khan.]

Armed forces use tear gas shells to disperse the Muharram Procession at Dal Gate. [FPK Photo/Mounis Bin Muzafar Khan.]

Shia Mourners being detained from the site of the procession in Lal Chowk, Srinagar. [FPK Photo/Masroor Ashraf.]

A young Shia mourner shouts religious slogans while being taken away by the armed forces. [FPK Photo/Zainab.]

Police fire tear gas towards the religious procession in Dal Gate area of Srinagar. [FPK Photo/Masroor Ashraf.]

Shia mourners disperse after the forces fired the tear gas canisters at the procession. [FPK Photo/Zainab.]

Mourners hold a banner inscribed with religious slogans in Srinagar. [FPK Photo/Mounis Bin Muzafar Khan.]

Women mourners shout slogans tocommemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain. [FPK Photo/Zainab.]

Shia Mourners hold the flag of Iran during a Muharram procession in Srinagar [FPK Photo/Mukhtar Zahoor.]

A man rubs salt on a fellow mourner’s face to ease the burning sensation caused due to incessant tear-gas shelling. [FPK Photo/Zainab.]

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