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Srinagar police denies report about using force on Muharram procession


Say some vested interests used old pics, shared them with oblivious media outside Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Srinagar Police has refuted reports about using force on Muharram procession in Srinagar yesterday and stated that Muharram processions are being held peacefully across the city.

In a statement, a spokesperson said that only two routes have been closed for processions while all other routes are open for the same. The statement reads that some fake news is being circulated by vested interests about yesterday’s Muharram by using old pics and sharing them with oblivious media outside Kashmir.

“It is again categorically told that no force was used to regulate one Muharram route yesterday (banned for many decades),” it reads. It reads that Muharram processions are being peacefully held all over Srinagar, while only 2 routes aren’t allowed among 100 others that are allowed.

“The two aren’t allowed due to the possibility of sectarian clashes and law & order. The chronic mischievous tendency of some vested interests to spread fake news with intentions of fomenting trouble in the city will be dealt with law,” it reads.

It added that Srinagar Police is a professional force and is well aware of its duties of maintaining law and order in city—(KNO)


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