Indian police brutally assault female mourners in Srinagar

September 18, 2018 - Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India - Kashmiri Shiite women look towards men making a bed of burning charcoal for mourners before walking barefoot on it on the seventh day of Muharram on September 19, 2018 in Khanda west of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. As part of the Muharram mourning, some Shia Muslims walk on burning coals as a symbolic gesture to mark the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, at Karbala in 61 Hijri of the Islamic calendar or 680 AD. Muharram, the first month of Islamic lunar calendar, Musli Stock PhotoSrinagar, August 24 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian police brutally assaulted women participants of a peaceful Muharram procession in Zadibal area of Srinagar.

Police resorted to baton charge against the female Shiite mourners who took out the procession on the 3rd day of Muharram in the city. A video uploaded on the social media shows police subjecting the mourners to brutal torture in the area.

The authorities had imposed strict restrictions in the interiors of Zadibal area of Srinagar and blocked roads to prevent Muharram processions. Personnel of Indian Army, central Reserve Police Force and police were deployed in strength to prevent the procession.

“Last year we witnessed harshest restrictions but this year too similar restrictions are in place,” a local from Zadibal told media.

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