Srinagar, September 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen Jammu and Kashmir, Maulana Abbas Ansari has said that the puppet authorities have usurped all political and religious freedoms of the people of the territory.
Maulana Abbas Ansari addressing a big gathering of Muharram mourners at Kathee Darwaza prior to a procession threw light on the philosophy of martyrdom and paid rich tributes to the martyrs of Karbala.
He condemned the continued curbs on the Muharram processions in the territory and demanded of the puppet authorities to lift the ban. He said that the so-called authorities were using all brutal tactics to suppress the freedom-loving people of the territory.
It is to mention here that traditionally main procession of 8th Muharram used to start in Srinagar from Shaheed Gunj and culminate at Dalgate after passing through different areas while the procession of 10th Muharram would start from Aabi Guzar and end at Zadibal. However, the occupation authorities banned these processions in 1990 and now only small mourning rallies are allowed in selected areas.