Police detain Shia mourners to foil Muharram procession in Kashmir capital

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday detained dozens of Shia mourners to prevent them from taking out a Muharram procession in Batamaloo area of Srinagar.

The authorities have imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar falling under the jurisdiction of Shaheed Gunj, Batamaloo, Sherghari, Kothibagh, Ram Munshi Bagh, Maisuma, and Kral Khud police stations to foil the procession.

 Reports said that dozens of mourners tried to take out procession from Batamaloo area of the city but a large posse of police intercepted them near Fire and Emergency Service Headquarters at Batamaloo and bundled them in police vans.

Earlier today, Chairman Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq condemned the restrictions across Srinagar to prevent Muharram processions.