Dec 15, 2010, 11.08am IST
SRINAGAR: Curfew was imposed in several parts of this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital here Wednesday to prevent a Muharram procession.
"Curfew has been imposed in police station areas of Kralkhud, Shaheedgunj, Maisuma, Kothibagh and Ram Munshibagh in Srinagar to maintain peace in the city," a senior police officer said here.
The curfew has been imposed to prevent a Muharram procession scheduled to be carried out from the Shaheedgunj area, half a kilometre from city centre Lal Chowk.
The procession, if allowed, will be attended by hundreds of local Shia Muslims and end at Dalgate area of the city.
The procession, on the eighth day of the Muslim month of Muharram, has not been allowed in Srinagar since the early 1990s when the present armed violence started here.
Authorities have also imposed prohibitory orders, according to which an assembly of five or more people is deemed as "unlawful" in Srinagar.
20 mins ago (12:47 PM)
I think govt must act more wisely on this, Why the Muslims are not allowed to do their rituals? Or at last the TOI should give a proper report on what Basis the Mohram Procession is stopped....
shafat lone (srinagar) replies to Roopesh
11 mins ago (12:56 PM)
well, that's what you call dummy-cracy.