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BUDGAM: Anjuaman Shari Shian organized mourning processions in wake of 6th Muharam in different parts of Kashmir Valley. Thousands of mourners joined these processions that were taken out in different parts of Kashmir Valley to pay rich tributes to the grandson of the Beloved Prophet (SAW), Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S) and other martyrs of Karbala. These processions were taken out in Rakh Arth Bemina, Zorigund, Sonapa  Beerwah, Mir Behri, Kachi Kani, Baghwanpora, Mughal Mohalla, Zadibal, Mir Shamsuddin Iraqi, Shalimar, Chengmohalla, Chalpora, Gulshan Bagh, Malapora, Nowgam and other areas.

 

While addressing the mourners, the speakers said that Imam Hussain (A.S) sacrificed his life for the glory of Islam while unfortunately the 56 Islamic countries have been taking no cognizance of brutalities and killings inflicted upon anti-Muslim criminals upon the hapless Muslims. He also condemned the killings in Kashmir and said that killing people and burning the properties in Kashmir are not going to serve any purpose. He said Kashmir is a political issue that needs to be resolved at any cost. He thanked people for making strike call forwarded by Joint Resistance Leadership successful. 

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BANDIPORA: Scores of people belonging to Shia community Monday staged massive protest at Zalpora against district administration Bandipora. The protesters alleged that district administration Bandipora has not made adequate arrangements for mourners in ongoing holy month of Muharam. The protesters chanted slogans against Bandipora district administration and said that they will continue to protest till proper arrangements are not put in place. 

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JAMMU: As Historic Ashura Muharram processions from lal chowk are banned in the Kashmir valley since 1989, the Bharatiya Janata Party is considering to revoke ban on such religious occasions after the demand came up at the BJP's State Executive Committee meeting at Akhnoor in Jammu. The demand of revoking ban on Muharram processions was raised by the BJP's Yuva Morcha National Vice President Er Aijaz Hussain on Sunday during the meeting.

In a statement to PTK, Er Aijaz said that the BJP passed political resolution in which the issue of revoking ban on Ashura Muharram processions was included by the executive committee. The executive meeting which was attended by Minister in Prime Minister's Office Dr Jatinder Singh, MPs and MLAs of BJP besides the top office bearers of the state unit of BJP, unanimously decided to consider revoke ban on the processions in the Valley. 

The party will raise the issue with state and central governments for positive consideration. Er Aijaz said that governments can make adequate security arrangements for the processions for their peaceful passage. He said that Amaranth Yatra and other religious functions can he held peacefully and governments and security agencies are competent in making security and other arrangements for Muharram processions also.

He said that unlike National Conference, PDP and Congress parties which have exploited minorities in the state and deprived them of their religious and other rights, BJP stands for equality and betterment of all the people in the country irrespective of their religious and political beliefs.