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J-K: Restrictions in place to prevent Muharram procession in Srinagar

The areas where the restrictions have been imposed include Rainawari, Nowhatta, Khanyar, MR Gunj, and Safa Kadal in the old city area.

SNS | New Delhi |

Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have imposed restrictions in parts of the Srinagar city as a precautionary measure to regulate Muharram processions.

The 10th day of Muharram is being observed by Muslims across the world on Friday.

The areas where the restrictions have been imposed under Section 144 CrPC include Rainawari, Nowhatta, Khanyar, MR Gunj, and Safa Kadal in the old city area while partial restrictions were put in the uptown Kothibagh area.

“The restrictions are preventive in nature and have been imposed to maintain law and order,” said an officer.

Authorities have not allowed the 8th and 10th Muharram processions since 1989 in Srinagar due to security reasons.

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and Muslims considered it the second holiest month after Ramzan. On 10th Muharram, also known as Youm-e-Ashura, Imam Hussain Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad was killed in the Battle of Karbala in 680 AD.

(With agency inputs)