New Delhi: Ahead of Muharram, restrictions were on Friday imposed in parts of Kashmir to prevent people from taking out processions to mark the eighth day of the 10-day mourning period. According to officials, restrictions on the movement and assembly of people under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) have been imposed in Budgam and Baramulla districts and parts of Srinagar district. Also Read - Security Forces Recover Drone Dropped Arms, Ammunition From J&K's Akhnoor
In Srinagar, the curbs have been imposed in Shaheedgunj, M A Road, Ram Munshi Bagh, Maisuma and partially in Batamaloo area, the officials said. Shops and other business establishments in the areas, where restrictions are in place, are shut, while public transport is off the roads, they said. However, some private vehicles were seen plying. Also Read - No restriction on Accessing Any Website in Jammu and Kashmir: Centre Tells Lok Sabha
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The restrictions were imposed to maintain law and order in these areas in view of the eighth day of Muharram, they said. The traditional Muharram procession, to mark the eighth day of the 10-day Muharram mourning period, used to pass through these areas, but have been banned since the eruption of militancy in 1990, as authorities maintain that the religious gatherings have been used for propagating separatist politics.
(With agency inputs)