Curbs in city today

SRINAGAR: Restrictions will be imposed in various areas of Srinagar city on Sunday to thwart attempts by Shia Muslims to take out banned traditional procession on 8th of Muharram.

District administration officials said that the government has decided to impose restrictions in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of Kralkhud, Maisuma, Shergadi, Kothibagh and Parimpora police stations.

He stated that besides civilian movement, restrictions will be imposed on vehicular movement as well.

Traditional Alam Sharif procession from Guru Bazar to Dalgate via Lal Chowk was banned by the then governor Jagmohan with the onset of militant uprising against Indian rule in 1990. Eversince Ittehadul Muslimeen, headed by Moulvi Abbas Ansari, defies ban and makes attempts to lead the procession on the route every year.

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