Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Muharram procession

Srinagar

Authorities on Wednesday imposed restrictions in areas of Srinagar to prevent Muharram processions.

District administration has imposed restrictions in areas falling under the jurisdiction of Police Stations Shaheed Gunj, Batmaloo, Sher Gari, Karan Nagar, Kothibagh, Maisuma, Kral Khud, R M Bagh and Nehru Park Police Post of Srinagar, to prevent the 8th Muharram procession.

Authorities said the restrictions are preventive in nature and have been imposed to maintain law and order in the city.

A large number of CRPF and police personnel have been deployed in the whole city.

Srinagar District Magistrate also ordered all schools and colleges in the city to remain closed for the day.

Authorities have not allowed any 8th and 10th Muharram processions in Srinagar since 1989.

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