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Police thwarted mourners from taking out Muharram procession in Kashmir Valley

The Background:

From 1989 onward, when militancy broke out in Kashmir, Muharram processions are banned in the valley. Only in some Shia dominated areas processions are taken out.

A video surfaced on social media on Tuesday in which it was found that the mourners were chanting ‘freedom slogans’ in the Qamarwari, on Srinagar-Baramulla highway. The police arrested two people following this.

It was alleged that the police used teargas shells to disperse the mob as hundreds of mourners were marching from Zurigund area of Budgam towards Imam Bargah. Sources say that police also resorted to aerial firing. 20 mourners were reportedly hurt.

On Friday mourners made attempted to take out procession at Jahangir Chowk area of Srinagar. But the police thwarted it severely.

Sheikh Yamin was on the spot to capture some of the moments of action there.

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