SRINAGAR: On Sunday as authorities imposed curfew like restrictions to prevent the 8th Muharram processions. Inspector General Police Kashmir Range A G Mir told. Restrictions were imposed in few police stations.
The month of Muharram marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (R.A) in the battle of Karbala. Sunday was the eighth day of Muharram, when Muslims hold religious processions from the start of the month leading up to the 10th day, called Ashura, when Imam Hussein (AS) was martyred.
Muharram processions have been banned by the government in Kashmir since militancy started in 1990.
In occupied Kashmir, also complete shutdown was observed in Sheeri area of Baramulla district against the murder of a truck driver in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
All shops were closed and traffic movement was badly affected.
Demanding a high level probe into the murder of Altaf Ahmad Sheikh, the protesters said despite passing of several days, no one has been arrested by the UP police, indicating that they were not sincere in solving the gruesome murder of slain youth.
“Altaf’s murder has sent shock waves in our area. The entire family of Altaf is shattered. We want immediate breakthrough in the murder case,” said a protesting youth.
Pertinently, Altaf Ahmad Sheikh, a driver from Pahliharan Sheeri was shot dead by some unknown assailants in Gorakhpur area of Uttar Pradesh.