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In Srinagar, Ahmer Khan travels through the procession to look at how children join their older family members

The Ashura processions in Kashmir were taken out amid strict restrictions on Tuesday. Thousands of people participated in these processions in the interiors of the cities and towns, as the government continues the ban on the religious procession. The Shia Muslims of Kashmir during these ten days of Muharram are forced to remain confined to the areas where their population is dense and are not allowed to take procession in the central areas. In Srinagar, Ahmer Khan travels through the procession to look at how children join their older family members. Ahmer Khan is a Kashmir based freelance photographer.

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The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday placed strict restrictions in the civil lines area of summer capital Srinagar to stop Muharram processions of Shia community. The processions have been banned since the armed rebellion started in the region. Shia Muslims are forced to remain confined to the areas they are living in majority. Several attempts were made today, eighth Muharram, to take out procession by Shia Muslims but police and other government forces thwarted any such attempt. Several people were detained and the gatherings were dispersed by firing tear gas shells. Shahid Tantray captured these attempts and forces’ response in

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Kashmiri Shiite Muslims shout slogans after they were stopped by police during a Muharram procession in Srinagar, India, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin) In the Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital, Srinagar, the police fired tear gas shells and used batons to disperse the Muharram processions, held to mark eighth day of Muharram, on Wednesday. Scores of Shia (a Muslim sect) mourners were injured in the police action and dozens of them were detained in different areas of the city after they clashed with police. Besides life remained stand still across the city after the authorities had put restrictions to

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