In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities has imposed strict restrictions in Srinagar to prevent people from taking out Muharram processions.

Indian troops, police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed in full riot gear across the city, particularly in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of Maisuma, Kralkhud, Kothibagh, Ram MunshiBagh Batamaloo, Sherghari, Karan Nagar, Shaheed Gunj, Khanyar, Rainawari, Mharaj Gunj, Nowhatta and Safakada, to stop the Muharram processions.

Pedestrian as well as vehicular movement was barred with the placement of razor-fitted wire on the main roads.

Main Muharram processions are banned in the occupied territory in the name of security considerations since 1990 and only small mourning rallies are allowed in selected areas.

Ashura processions was traditionally taken out from Abi Guzar in civil lines to Zadibal in the old city of Srinagar.

On the other hand, Indian police arrested dozens of mourners and Hurriyet leaders including Yasin Malik in Srinagar.

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