Jammu & Kashmir

Muharram procession disallowed in Srinagar parts, several detained

A young man smiles while being taken away amid police crackdown on Muharram procession in Srinagar. [FPK photo/Amir Bin Rafi]

Srinagar: Authorities on Monday disallowed the Muharram procession in Srinagar and detained several mourners when they tried to gather for the march.

Eyewitnesses said that in view of the Muharram procession scheduled to be taken out from Srinagar’s Abi Guzar area today, the mourners were disallowed for the procession and several of them were also detained by the armed forces personnel.

On Tuesday morning, the administration had imposed restrictions in Maisuma, Abiguzar, TRC, Dalgate, Budshah bridge, Gowkadal and Kralkhud areas to prevent any march by the Shia mourners.

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