Srinagar: Mourners on Saturday tried to take out processions in various parts of Kashmir valley, but were stopped by the security forces, due to the COVID pandemic.
Police used tear smoke shells and pellets to disperse the mourners at various places, including Bemina Srinagar.
Witnesses said that hundreds of mourners assembled in the Colony and tried to take out a procession towards Khumani Chowk. Police swung into action and fired tear-smoke shells and pellets to disperse them, local news agency KNT reported.
Mourners alleged that pellets were fired on them. A couple of youth sustained pellet injuries.
A police official said that police exercised restrain and mild force was used to disperse them. He added that those who were part of procession didn’t follow SOP’s.
Scores of mourners also tried to take Alam Sharif procession from the house of Peer Mushtaq Ahmad of Pazwal pora Shalimar towards Imambara Gulshan Ali Shalimar, but at Chinar Chowk Shalimar police dispersed them firing couple of tear canisters.
Majlis-Hussaini Alam Sharief procession was taken out from Delina Baramulla Imam Bara towards grave yard. Hundreds of mourners participated in the procession that culminated peacefully.