Police foil Shiite mourners procession in Srinagar, detain many

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Srinagar

Police on Friday detained many Shiite mourners after they attempted to take out the Ashura procession in Lal chowk area of Srinagar.  Shias across the valley on the 8th and 10th day of the Muharram carry out the processions to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (RA).

According to an eyewitness, scores of the Shiite mourners attempted to move towards the Ganta Ghar in Srinagar. However, the procession was foiled by the police and several persons were detained on the spot.

Fearing protests or any untoward incident, authorities had also imposed restrictions in Rainawari, Nowhatta, Khanyar, M R Gunj, and Safa Kadal.

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