Restrictions in Srinagar ahead of Muharram procession
Srinagar: Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Friday to prevent a Muharram procession, police said. The shia procession will start from the Guru Bazar locality and would come to an end at the Dalgate area.
Authorities have not allowed the procession since 1990, after separatist violence started in Kashmir.
Heavy deployments of police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in full riot gear were made in the restricted areas.
Pedestrian and vehicular movement was also suspended.
Life in other areas of Srinagar and elsewhere in the Kashmir Valley, however, remained normal.