Gaw Kadal bridge in Maisuma was barricaded as part of restrictions on 8th Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, to stop Shia mourners from taking out processions on prohibited routes in Srinagar, on Sunday August 7, 2022.
Gaw Kadal bridge in Maisuma was barricaded as part of restrictions on 8th Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, to stop Shia mourners from taking out processions on prohibited routes in Srinagar, on Sunday August 7, 2022.Haseeb Ibn Hameed for Greater Kashmir

In Pictures: Curbs in Srinagar Parts on 8th Muharram

Police on Sunday said the restrictions imposed in jurisdictions of 8 police stations of Srinagar city near the one prohibited route was done so as to ensure that law & order situation doesn't arise. While the police regretted the inconvenience caused to the general public and tourists, a spokesman said that the restrictions were imposed to prevent "sectarian/ communal clashes or altercation with police/security forces".
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A CRPF trooper directs commuters (not in picture) to take a detour as authorities imposed restrictions at Gaw Kadal in Srinagar on Sunday 7 August 2022.
A CRPF trooper directs commuters (not in picture) to take a detour as authorities imposed restrictions at Gaw Kadal in Srinagar on Sunday 7 August 2022.Haseeb Ibn Hameed for Greater Kashmir
An armoured vehicle is used as a barricade to foil Muharram processions in Srinagar's Nai Sarak area, on Sunday 7 August, 2022.
An armoured vehicle is used as a barricade to foil Muharram processions in Srinagar's Nai Sarak area, on Sunday 7 August, 2022.Haseeb Ibn Hameed for Greater Kashmir
Shia Muslims being taken into preventive custody by police amid Muharram restrictions in Srinagar on Sunday 7 August, 2022.
Shia Muslims being taken into preventive custody by police amid Muharram restrictions in Srinagar on Sunday 7 August, 2022.Haseeb Ibn Hameed for Greater Kashmir
A CRPF man stands guard in Srinagar's Raj Bagh amid Muharram restrictions on Sunday 7 August, 2022.
A CRPF man stands guard in Srinagar's Raj Bagh amid Muharram restrictions on Sunday 7 August, 2022.Haseeb Ibn Hameed for Greater Kashmir
A riot control vehicle is parked on a road at Jehangir Chowk Srinagar on Sunday 7 August, 2022.
A riot control vehicle is parked on a road at Jehangir Chowk Srinagar on Sunday 7 August, 2022. Haseeb Ibn Hameed for Greater Kashmir
An armoured vehicle on standby amid Muharram restrictions in Srinagar's Barbar Shah area, on Sunday 7 August, 2022.
An armoured vehicle on standby amid Muharram restrictions in Srinagar's Barbar Shah area, on Sunday 7 August, 2022. Haseeb Ibn Hameed for Greater Kashmir
A Shia mourner being taken into preventive custody by cops amid Muharram restrictions in Srinagar on Sunday August 7, 2022.
A Shia mourner being taken into preventive custody by cops amid Muharram restrictions in Srinagar on Sunday August 7, 2022.Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
A police vehicle on standby amid Muharram restrictions in Srinagar on Sunday August 7,2022.
A police vehicle on standby amid Muharram restrictions in Srinagar on Sunday August 7,2022.Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
Shia mourners being taken away in a police vehicle in Srinagar's Jehangir Chowk
Shia mourners being taken away in a police vehicle in Srinagar's Jehangir ChowkHaseeb Ibn Hameed for Greater Kashmir

Muharram is the first month of Islamic Calendar. Imam Hussain (R.A), a grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his family were martyred on the tenth day of this month.

The J&K administration on Sunday postponed the holiday on account of Ashoora, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (RA).

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