Over 15 policemen injured in stone pelting by mourners in Srinagar

Srinagar, Aug 31 (UNI) Over 15 police personnel were injured in stone-pelting by mourners during Ashura processions on the 10th day of Muharram on Sunday, a police spokesman said.
He said Muharram processions were taken out at dozens of places in Srinagar on Sunday, on the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Imam Hussain, Grandson of Prophet Muhammad. However, at some places, mourners resorted to stone-pelting when they were asked that processions are not allowed due to Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions.
He said most such processions retracted peacefully but at few places, the processionists started pushing police deployments and even resorted to stone-pelting. During intense stone pelting, more than 15 police personnel were grievously injured, who were immediately hospitalised.
A spokesman said the police has exercised maximum restraint despite grave provocation by the miscreants.
Despite violating the COVID-19 protocols and Government advisories, the mourners assembled in processions at dozens of places across Srinagar. Police have to guard and securing Imambaras for around 10 days now. Making deployments 24×7 to ensure peaceful conduct of Majalis.
But despite all that Police was made to face violence and stone-pelting. Under these testing times also Police has used only mild force to ensure their dispersal, showing maximum restraint.
In this regard, an FIR 58/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered in PS Zadibal and investigation took up.
Meanwhile, Apni Party, National Conference (NC) and other religious and social organizations have condemned the police action on mourners


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