Srinagar, September 21, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested scores of Muharram mourners when they tried to take out an Ashura procession in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar, today. Despite strict restrictions imposed by the occupation authorities, a large number of mourners led by Hurriyat leader, Nissar Hussain Rathar, tried to reach the city center. However, Indian police detained many of them near Badshah Chowk in Srinagar. Earlier, the authorities imposed curfew-like restrictions in Srinagar to prevent people from taking out processions in connection with the Aashura.
Since 1989, the occupation authorities have not allowed the processions of 8th and 10th Muharram in connection with the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) – the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his companions in Karbala. The mourners have been seen chanting pro-Burhan Wani slogans and displaying his pictures in the ongoing Muharram processions in the territory.
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