Authorities on Tuesday foiled processions by members of the Shia community in Srinagar to mark the eighth day of Muharram.
Scores of mourners were injured, at least half a dozen by pellets, after government forces burst teargas canisters and fired shotgun pellets to prevent thousands of people defying ban order to take out traditional 8th Muharram procession in this capital city.
Over two dozen mourners were detained and many ‘thrashed’ by the riot police.
Heavy deployment of police and security forces was made in areas where there were apprehensions about the processions taking place, they said.
While the police said there were no restrictions anywhere in the city, barricades were put up at many places here to stop the mourners from taking out the processions.
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