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Pic by Xuhaib Hamzah

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Srinagar: Severe restrictions are in place across several areas of Srinagar city to thwart any procession on 10th Muharram.

The police have already refused to allow the muharram procession on traditional routers fearing law and order problem.    However, the police said that in other parts of the valley where the small procession take place will not be restricted since they don’t face nay law and order issues.  The restrictions are in place in five police stations of Old City.

The authorities did not allow 8th Muharram procession by imposing strict restrictions in areas under six police stations in Srinagar city on Thursday.

After the outbreak of militancy in 1990’s, the state government had suspended the muharram procession through traditional routes in Srinagar city.  

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