Restrictions in Srinagar to Prevent Muharram Procession


Srinagar, Oct 12, 2016: To prevent a Muharram procession, authorities in Jammu and Kashmir imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Wednesday.

Fearing violence, authorities in the valley have not allowed the main Muharram — Islamic mourning — procession ever since the separatist armed struggle started here in the 1990s.

A senior police officer said that “Restrictions under section 144 of CrPc (Code of Criminal Procedure) was imposed in parts of Srinagar and other areas in the valley to maintain law and order today (Wednesday).”

Kashmir has been reeling under an unprecedented cycle of violence that erupted on July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist, Burhan Wani was killed in a gunbattle.

For the 96th consecutive day, life across the valley remained paralysed as main markets, public transport and other businesses remained shut on Wednesday.

Schools, colleges, and universities have remained closed during this period.

So far, at least 91 people have been killed and over 12,000 wounded during this violence that refused to abate.

 Wefornews Bureau

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