Srinagar : Authorities have re-imposed curfew like restrictions in several parts of Kashmir, including the city to foil any plans on taking out Muharram possessions in the Valley fearing outbreak of violence due to large congregations that will be taken out tomorrow.
The commercial hub of Lal Chowk and adjoining areas were completely sealed off by placing concertina wires at all entry points where large number of security force personnel were deployed, officials said.
Restrictions have been imposed in several parts of Kashmir as a precautionary measure for maintaining law and order in the Valley, officials said.
Muharram is considered a one of the sacred months of the Islamic lunar calendar. The battle of Karbala, in which Hazrat Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet, had attained martyrdom, is said to have been taken place in the 7th century.