Srinagar Police imposes restrictions on Muharram processions

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 07:20 hrs

Police in Srinagar have reportedly imposed restrictions on Shia Muharram processions for today.

In particular, four police station areas-Kothibagh, Kralkhud, Maisuma and Shaheedgunj-will not be allowed to witness Muharram processions.

Shops, transport, educational institutions, banks, post offices and other business establishments have also been ordered closed today to prevent untoward incidents that may arise out of the solemn occasion.

Muharram processions have been stopped in Srinagar since 1990 when the separatist violence started in Kashmir. (ANI)

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