RE­STRIC­TIONS IN SRINAGAR ON PRO­CES­SIONS FOR MUHAR­RAM

Hindustan Times (Bathinda) - - NATION - PTI

Au­thor­i­ties on Fri­day im­posed re­stric­tions in parts of the city as a pre­ven­tive mea­sure in view of the eighth day of Muhar­ram.

A po­lice of­fi­cial said re­stric­tions have been im­posed in eight po­lice sta­tion ar­eas of the Jammu and Kash­mir sum­mer cap­i­tal to main­tain law and or­der. He said the po­lice sta­tions are Karan Na­gar, Sha­heed Gunj, Bata­maloo, Sher­gari, Maisuma, Koth­ibagh, Kralkhud and Ram Mun­shi Bagh.

The tra­di­tional Muhar­ram pro­ces­sion used to pass through these ar­eas, but have been banned since erup­tion of mil­i­tancy in 1990 as au­thor­i­ties main­tain that the re­li­gious gath­er­ing has been used for prop­a­gat­ing sep­a­ratist pol­i­tics. How­ever, life else­where in the Val­ley re­mained nor­mal.

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