Dozens of Policemen injured during stone pelting at Moharram Procession in Srinagar

In Srinagar Moharram processions were taken out at dozens of places and at some places they resorted to stone pelting when they were asked that Processions are not allowed in this Covid-19 Pandemic.

Most the such Processions retracted peacefully but at few places they 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.

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 has guarding 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 taken up.

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