Srinagar: Police detain 30 persons for taking out Muharram procession in violation of restrictions

About 30 Shia youths were taken into custody by the police on Friday for defying restrictions and taking out Muharram processions in Srinagar.

Police also resorted to cane charge to disperse the group. Muharram procession in Srinagar is banned since 1989 when terrorism broke out in Jammu and Kashmir.

Security forces were deployed in strength throughout Kashmir, particularly Srinagar, to foil attempts to take out processions.