Schools, colleges to remain closed tomorrow in Kashmir capital Srinagar

All schools and colleges will remain closed in Srinagar tomorrow in view of Muharram processions, said an official.

He said the authorities have decided to close schools and colleges in the district as a “precautionary measure”.

Earlier, authorities said that restrictions will be imposed in parts of the capital city to prevent Muharram processions which remain banned in the area since 1989.

A police official said that restrictions will be imposed in areas falling under the jurisdiction of Shaheed Gunj, Batamaloo, Shergari, Kothibagh, Ram Munshi Bagh, Maisuma, and Kral Khud police stations.

He said the restrictions will be imposed as a preventive measure in view of eighth day of Muharram to maintain law and order.

The traditional Muharram procession used to pass through these areas, but have been banned since eruption of militancy in 1989.



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