Muharram Juloos 2023: The festival of Muharram will be celebrated on 29th July all over the country. The Jammu and Kashmir administration has made special arrangements allowing the Muharram procession to be taken out from Gurbaz. J&K govt allows Muharram procession in Srinagar for the first time in 30 years
Srinagar: After a gap of more than three decades, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has decided to approve the Muharram procession from Guru bazar to Dalgate in the city. Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir V.K. Bidhuri said on Wednesday (July 26) that it was a long-standing demand of our Shia brothers that they should be allowed to take out their traditional procession from Gurbazar to Dalgate. It was not approved for the last 32 to 33 years, but now the administration has decided to allow the procession. This is a historic step.
Divisional Commissioner V.K. Bidhuri said that the peaceful completion of Thursday’s (July 27) program would help the administration in taking similar decisions on other issues. He told that if anyone tries to disturb anything during this procession, he will be dealt with strictly. Bidhuri said that the people of Kashmir have created such an environment, which has helped the administration to take this historic step.
Muharram procession time limited from 6 am to 8 am – V.K. Bhiduri
Regarding the timing of the procession, V.K. Bhiduri said that I want to congratulate Shia brothers and other people of Kashmir. He has created such an environment, which made it very easy for the administration to take this decision. The only difficulty we faced was that tomorrow is a working day. We have limited the time of the procession from 6 am to 8 am, so that other people are also not inconvenienced.
Preparation made for Muharram
On the issue of security, Kashmir Divisional Commissioner V.K. Bhiduri said that the administration has taken all necessary steps in view of the procession. He said that the ambulance has been kept ready for every situation, water will be kept available. During this, buses will be deployed at Dalgate for the people involved in Muharram. We hope that the procession will end peacefully.