24/10/2015 3:55 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Police Foils Muharram Procession In Srinagar To 'Prevent Major Gathering'

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Kashmiri Shiite Muslim devotees shout religious slogans during a religious procession held ahead of Ashura on the ninth day of Muharram in Srinagar on October 23,2015. Ashura mourns the death of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, who was killed by armies of the Yazid near Karbala in 680 AD. AFP PHOTO/Tauseef MUSTAFA (Photo credit should read TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

SRINAGAR -- The Police on Saturday foiled the Muharram procession in Srinagar when they were trying to gather at Ghanta Ghar in lalchowk to take out a major procession.

The police stopped the processions and detained the mourners to prevent major gatherings.

Muharram processions have been disallowed in parts of Srinagar since 1990, especially in some of the uptown areas. Smaller congregations in downtown Srinagar and on the city's outskirts are permitted.

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