Anjuman Shari Shain organized Muharam processions at different places across Kashmir Valley.
“Thousands of mourners participated in the processions at Gawkadal, Kachikani Mir Bihari while despite curbs a procession was taken out in Abi Guzar Srinagar,” a spokesman of the Anjuman, in a statement today, said. The spokesman said, “Processions were taken out at Abadpora, Awadawra, Bogha Chhal, Astan Sharif Wuyen Chadoora, Palar Budgam, Malik Gund Chatargam, Astanpora Sikandarpora, Gulshan Bagh Batakadal, Khomeni Chowk, Awdeena, Zalpora, Gund Nawgam, Sonaburn, Inderkoot, Gawmadao, Kehnpeth, Chhalipora and other areas today on 9th Muharram.”
“At Gawkadal, the procession was led by JKLF leader Muhammad Yasin Malik, Aga Syed Muntazir Mehdi, Aga Syed Abid Hussain Hussaini, Pir Ghulam Nabi and Mushtaq Sofi of Awami Action Committee, Imtiyaz Ahmed Shah of Tehreek Hurriyat, Hilal Ahmed Var, Javaid Ahmed Mir, Ghulam Nabi Zaki, Ghulam Muhammad Nago, Bashir Ahmed Kashmiri and Muhammad Jamal, he said, adding that “At Kani Kach, the members of Shia Sunni Coordination Committee participated.”
Meanwhile, the Anjuman Shari Shian president Aga Syed Hasan has condemned the use of force against mourners.
“Authorities intentionally bar religious processions to hurt the sentiments of people. Muslim Ummah should freely participate in Muharam-ul-Haram processions. Imam Hussain (AS) sacrificed his life while fighting the anti-Islam and anti-humanity forces. It is the responsibility of every Muslim to stand against every evil force in the society,” the Anjuman spokesman, in a statement today, quoted Aga Syed as having said.