Police stop Muharram processions in Srinagar
5 April 2001
The Hindustan Times
Srinagar: Police used force here today to foil repeated attempts by Shia community members to take out processions marking the end of ten-day Muharram mourning in defiance of restrictions and detained 50 people, including four senior Hurriyat leaders. However, Muharram was observed peacefully in other parts of the Valley. Despite imposition of restrictions by the government on the main Muharram procession, three groups led by senior Hurriyat and Shia leaders made separate attempts to take out processions.