Connect with us


Muharram Procession Banned and Security for Amarnath Yatra, Why?



Netizens have questioned why Muharram procession is banned in Kashmir, while there is unprecedented security during the Amarnath Yatra? The government of Jammu & Kashmir has issued a notice stating that there will be a ban on Muharram processions in several regions of Kashmir including the capital city of Srinagar. But what makes the J&K government curb the religious aspirations of the minority Shia community?

Ashura or Muharram processions have been banned by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir since the 1990s when there was a rise in militancy in the state. Smaller processions are permitted in various Shia-pockets of the state, including in the districts of Baramulla, Kulgam, Leh and Kargil.

Due to the upheaval in the Kashmir Valley, the government disallowed Muharram processions. The decision taken by then governor Jagmohan did not go well with the minority Shia community, who believed that their fundamental rights were being snatched.

This made the Shia community defy the restrictions, despite being clamped down and getting injured or arrested by the security forces. Shia clerics have blamed the state government for “divide and rule politics in the Kashmir valley.

Sources claim that the government is worried about the eruption of “pro-freedom protests” during the Muharram procession. Recently Shia mourners carried pictures of slain militant commander Burhan Wani and raised anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.

The administration in its defence claims that people are assembling not only for religious purposes but politics as well. Police officers are stating that people of multiple religious and political motives are using the Muharram procession to vent out their anger against the state, thus, deteriorating the overall situation in the valley.

More News at EurAsian Times




rafale-jets rafale-jets
Featured9 mins ago

After The Rafale Fiasco, How Will Indian Armed Forces Benefit From The Removal Of Offset Clause?

The Rafale fighter jets were back in the media limelight when the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) reprimanded...

S400-VS-F35 S400-VS-F35
Americas9 hours ago

Inside America’s Trillion Dollar Disaster – How The US’ F-35 Jets Emerged From The Ashes?

The United States currently houses the most sought after and probably the most potent fighter jets in the world, the...

Featured10 hours ago

Armenia Threatens To Shoot-Down Turkish F-16s With Russian Iskandar Missiles

In a severe escalation of tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Armenian Ministry of Defense reported that an Armenian jet was...

Sargsian-Armenia Sargsian-Armenia
Expert Reviews19 hours ago

Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict: Why Armenia Needs To Pull-Out From Occupied-Regions Of Azerbaijan: OPED

The Armenia-Azerbaijan Upper-Karabakh conflict was sparked with the open territorial claims of Armenians to Azerbaijan's historical lands, as well as ethnic provocations in...

Featured20 hours ago

Indian 5th-Gen Aircraft To Be Fast-Tracked As DRDO, French Tech Giant Safran Set To Join Hands

As India looks to build its future fifth-generation fighter within its national boundaries, the country’s Defence Research and Development Organisation...

rafale-jets rafale-jets
Europe20 hours ago

4.5 Gen Rafale Fighter Jets Find A Freakish Challenger In Ageing Italian AV-8B Harriers

With Greece set to receive its Dassault Rafale fighter jets from France, Turkey has also been beefing up its defence...

Capital-of-Israel-Jerusalem Capital-of-Israel-Jerusalem
Featured23 hours ago

How Sworn Enemies Pakistan & Israel Are Supporting Azerbaijan While Armenia Gets Russian & Indian Backing?

The tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia are at its peak with deadly attacks that shook the Armenian-controlled Karabakh in the...

Americas1 day ago

Not F-35 Jets or F-22 Raptors, This Is The World’s 1st Stealth Aircraft & Still The Fastest Ever

The United States along with Russia are front-runners when it comes to devising modern technology and blending it with state-of-the-art...

Asia Pacific1 day ago

China Could Soon Deploy ‘Unmanned Helicopters’ In Ladakh As Tensions Mount With India

With the diplomatic and military talks in progress between the high ranking officials of New Delhi and Beijing, Indian and...

Capital-of-Israel-Jerusalem Capital-of-Israel-Jerusalem
Featured2 days ago

Three Islamic Countries That May Never Recognize Israel Despite The Acceptance Of Saudi Arabia?

In the wake of the ongoing developments, when clouds of war are hovering over India and China / Pakistan, perhaps...