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Take call on Muharram procession through Sgr city in 3 days: High Court to Govt

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Srinagar, Aug 04: The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh has asked government to consider allowing the Shia community to take out religion possession from Guru Bazar to Dalgate in Srinagar city.

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The Division Bench comprising of chief justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Wasim Sadiq Nargal while hearing a public filed asked the commissioner secretary, home and other competent authority to consider the representation of petitioner most expeditiously within a period of three days as the month of Moharram has already started.

The petitioner Aga Syed Mujtaba Abass through his advocate Bilal Akbar lone has sought the directions upon the state authorities to allow Shia community to take out the regions possession especially on 08 August from Guru Bazar to Dalgate and sought necessary security for the same as well.

The court observed that taking out the religious procession especially in Kashmir depends upon the law-and-order situation. “This court is unable to assess the law-and-order situation as well as the involvement of the security of the nation in taking out such religious procession,” it observed.

“It is in-fact the domain of the administration/security agencies and other stake holders to take a call on it and to form an opinion depending upon the law-and-order situation, religious harmony and security of the nation,” the court said.

The bench asked the government to consider the representation of petitioner after taking inputs of the Commissioner Secretary or any other competent authority after taking inputs to the maintenance of religious harmony and the law-and- order situation from all security agencies of the nation consider the above representation as directed.

“In view of the aforesaid facts and circumstances, we dispose of this writ petition with a direction to the Commissioner Secretary, Home or any other competent authority to consider the above representation of the petitioner most expeditiously preferably within a period of three days as the month of Muharram has started,” it said.

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MeT forecasts mainly dry weather in J&K for 24 hrs

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Srinagar, Aug 09: Weatherman has forecasted mainly dry weather with possibility of isolated light rain and thunderstorm over Jammu and Kashmir in next 24 hours.

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A meteorological department official here said that in the last 24 hours till 0830 hours, Bhaderwah received 8.1 mm of rain followed Pahalgam with 5.6 mm, Gulmarg 2.8 mm while Srinagar had traces of it.

Regarding minimum temperature, he said, there was increase in mercury at most places in Kashmir and Jammu division.

Srinagar, he said, recorded a low of 20.3°C against 19.8°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.7°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.

Qazigund recorded a low of 17.7°C against 19.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.2°C above normal there, he told GNS.

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In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 16.0°C against 15.8°C on the previous night and it was 3.0°C above normal for the south Kashmir resort.

Kokernag recorded a low of 17.6°C against 17.3°C on the previous night and it was 1.8°C above normal for the place, he said.

World famous Gulmarg resort recorded a low of 11.0°C against 10.2°C on the previous night. However it was 1.1°C ‘below’ normal for the north Kashmir place.

Kupwara town saw a low of 17.6°C same as recorded on previous night and it was 0.3°C above normal for the place during this time of the season, the official told Global News Service.

Jammu recorded a low of 27.0°C against 26.4°C on the previous night. It was 1.9°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 19.0°C, Batote 19.5°C, Katra 24.6°C, Bhadarwah 18.8°C and Kathua 24.4°C.

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LG remembers sacrifice of the martyrs of Karbala on the eve of Ashura

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Srinagar, Aug 08: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha remembered the sacrifice of the martyrs of Karbala on the eve of Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram.

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In his message, the Lt Governor said, martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions has guided the humanity to strive for justice, values and righteousness.

The Lt Governor prayed for peace and prosperity in J&K, and urged the people to be kind, compassionate and work for the needy and underprivileged.

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Youm-e-Ashura | Restrictions will be on some traffic routes of Sgr due to huge gathering in rallies: Sgr Police

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Srinagar, Aug 08: Ashura, the 10th day of holy month Muharram, will be observed with religious zeal and fervour across Kashmir tomorrow (Tuesday). However, except Abi Guzar locality, no restrictions shall be imposed anywhere on rallies in Srinagar, officials said. However, curbs will remain in place for traffic on various routes of the city due to huge gatherings in rallies.

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The 10th Muharram is observed as Youm-e-Ashura when over 1,400 years ago, Imam Hussain (AS), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was martyred along with his family members and companions in Karbala, Iraq.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the biggest Muharram procession is scheduled to be carried out in Bota Kadal area to Zadibal area to remember the sacrifices of Karbala martyrs.

The Muharram procession will also be taken out at Bemina and other places including Budgam district, in Pattan and Delina areas of Baramulla district, Wularhama Pahalgam, Sofi Pora, Halkha, Chaturgund in South Kashmir.

Meanwhile, on the eve of Ashura, the authorities here have decided not to impose any restrictions of internet in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.

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A top police official said: “There will be curbs on traffic movement on traffic routes of Srinagar due to huge gatherings in rally/rallies,” a top police official told KNO.

Pertinently, the Muharram processions were taken out today in Baba Demb area, Rainawari and Gow Kadal areas of Srinagar in which large number of Shia Muslims participated and paid tributes to the Karbala martyrs.

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