Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration allowed 8th Muharram processions through the traditional route in Srinagar city after a hiatus of over 3 decades.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Vijay Kumar Bidhuri said that “the decision was taken after taking all the aspects of the prevailing situation into consideration.”
Thousands of mourners took out the procession from Guru Bazaar to Dalgate – a route that was thrown out of bounds for the processions after the rise of militancy in 1989.
Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, directed the officers to strictly comply with the orders issued concerning the procession of 8th Muharram while the SSP Srinagar was instructed to use drones to monitor crowd gatherings.
The meeting presided over by the ADGP Kashmir, focused on devising comprehensive strategies to tackle potential challenges and maintain order during this sacred period.