Restrictions lifted, life limping back to normal in Srinagar

Life is limping back to normal on Saturday after authorities lifted restrictions imposed early Friday morning to prevent Muharram procession in the summer capital of Srinagar, where Tazia processions are banned since eruption of militancy in the early 90s.

Meanwhile, the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, K Pole on Thursday evening reiterated that strict restrictions will continue on all religious processions and gatherings in all districts of the Kashmir valley in view of COVID-19 pandemic.

Restrictions were imposed early Friday morning to prevent Tazia procession on 8th day of Muharram month of Islamic Calendar from Guru Bazar under police station Shaheed Gunj in the old city to Imambara Dalgate through historic Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the city and Moulana Azad road.

No procession was allowed yesterday due to restrictions. However, dozens of mourners were arrested in the city after they tried to move towards Dalgate Imambara.