>Processions taken out in Mirgund, Budgam, Baramulla
> Strict restrictions remain in force in Srinagar
Srinagar, Aug 30: Hundreds of mourners on Sunday joined Ashura procession on the tenth day of first month of Islamic calendar of Muharram, when Hazrat Imam Hussain, Grandson of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) attained martyrdom at Karbala in Iraq over 1400 years ago.
Despite ban imposed by the Divisional Administration on all religious processions and large congregations, Shia mouners today took out Ashura processions in different parts of the Valley.
However, this time security forces and police personnel deployed did not stop the processions today after clashes on Friday and Saturday at some places.
Mourners, reciting Marsia and other religious slogans, took out processions from Mirgund, Khomani chowk Bemina, Badgam and Baramulla. Majority mourners were keeping physical distance besides wearing masks during these processions.
However, no Ashura procession was allowed in Srinagar, where security forces and police personnel had closed all roads in the civil lines.
Meanwhile, in a message on the occasion of Ashura Muharram, the LG said that Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions sacrificed their lives for upholding the values of truth, justice, and righteousness. He added that their martyrdom reminds us of the high principles of human dignity and morality.
Remembering the martyrs of Karbala on Ashoora, the 10th day of Muharram, the LG said that Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions are the epitome of courage and patience who made historic sacrifices at Karbala.
He urged the people to follow the path of righteousness and truth and hoped that such occasions would further strengthen the bond of love, peace, tolerance, and brotherhood among all communities.
The Chinar Corps in a tweet said “ On this day, we remember the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, which stands testimony to the fact that a true human never bows his head to terror and always stands against injustice.
Restrictions remain in forces across Srinagar
Strict restrictions were again imposed on Sunday in parts of Srinagar city to prevent Ashura processions on the 10th day of first month of Islamic calendar Muharram.
Large number of security forces and police personnel were deployed in parts of the Srinagar city, including historic Lal Chowk, Maisum, Gaw Kadal, Basant Bagh and other areas to prevent Ashura procession. All roads leading to Lal Chowk have been closed with barbed wire and other barricades. The main Amira Kadal bridge, connecting Hari Singh High Street (HSHS) with civil lines has been closed with barbed wire since early this morning. However, another important Budshah bridge was open though people were being questioned before allowing them to go.
Roads leading to Maisuma from Budshah chowk and Haji Masjid were closed. Similarly Exchange road was also closed.
Interestingly life elsewhere in the city, including busy business hub Batmaloo was normal with shops open and traffic also plying.