Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Muharram procession

Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Muharram procession

Srinagar, Oct 12 (IANS) Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Wednesday to prevent a Muharram procession here.

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.

“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),” a senior police officer said.

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

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.

At least 91 people have been killed and over 12,000 injured during this violence that refused to abate.

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