Authorities to impose restrictions in Srinagar parts tomorrow to prevent Muharram procession

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Srinagar: Authorities on Tuesday decided to impose restrictions in civil lines areas of Srinagar on Wednesday to prevent the traditional 8th Muharram procession, sources said.

As per sources in the district administration, Srinagar restrictions under Sec 144 Cr P C will remain imposed on 19 September (Wednesday)in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of Police Stations Shaheed Gunj, Batmaloo, Sher Gadhi, Karan Nagar, Kothibagh, Maisuma, Kral Khud, R M Bagh and Nehru Park Police Post of Srinagar, to prevent the 8th Muharram procession.

Sources in the administration further said that traffic diversions will be placed at Radio Kashmir Crossing, Dalgate, Regal Chowk, Fire Service Crossing etc.

8th Muharram procession used to start from Habbakadal area of Srinagar and culminate in Dalgate area however Muharram processions are banned in Srinagar from early 90’s.