Jammu & Kashmir

Cops hold meeting with Shias ahead of Muharram in Srinagar

A banner put up in Srinagar ahead of Muharram. [FPK Photo/ Umar Farooq]

Srinagar: Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar alongwith Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, co-chaired a review meeting with representatives of Shia community to assess the preparedness for the religious observance of Muharram-ul-Haram.

The meeting was attended by DC Srinagar, SSP Srinagar, SSP PCR Kashmir, SSP CID, SSP Traffic, SP Hqrs Srinagar, besides prominent representatives of various Shia community members were also present, a police spokesman said in a statement.

The meeting held at PCR Kashmir, aimed to ensure a smooth and peaceful conduct of the events associated with Muharram-ul-Haram.

The review meeting covered a wide range of topics related to the security, logistics, traffic management, and other pertinent aspects of Muharram-ul-Haram observances.

ADGP Kashmir, Div Com Kashmir, and the attending representatives discussed and evaluated previous years’ experiences to identify potential areas of improvement.

Special attention was given to crowd management, ensuring the smooth flow of processions, and maintaining public order during the period.

The Charing officers held an interaction with prominent representatives of the Shia community and sought their suggestions for the hassle-free conduct of Muharram-ul-Haram.

While responding to the suggestions and issues put forth by the representatives of Shia community members, officers assured them that all their genuine demands will be looked into on priority.

Recognizing the significance of Muharram-ul-Haram and the importance of facilitating peaceful observances, ADGP Kashmir reaffirmed the commitment in providing all necessary support and security arrangements.

Div Com also assured the representatives of the Shia community that all facilities including electricity, water, medical facilities will be provided during the Muharram-ul-Haram.

Kumar expressed his gratitude to the representatives of the Shia community for their active involvement during the review meeting.

Their collaboration will continue to be sought throughout the preparations for Muharram-ul-Haram, fostering a sense of unity and inclusivity.

The ADGP Kashmir and Div Com Kashmir urged all concerned stakeholders to cooperate and extend their support to ensure the success of Muharram-ul-Haram observances while maintaining peace and harmony in the valley.

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