Muharram

  • Delhi: JD(U) MLA Shoaib Iqbal wants to join AAP January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Janata Dal (United) MLA from Matia Mahal Shoaib Iqbal on Thursday expressed his willingness to join the Aam Aadmi Party. Iqbal is the sole JD(U) legislator in Delhi Assembly. Iqbal had voted in favour of Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government during trust vote in the Assembly. But his ties with AAP...
  • One dead, 12 injured in clash during Muharram procession November 16, 2013

    The clash occured in Nazra Mohammad village on Friday night as both the groups wanted to take out the procession ahead of the other, police said. In the clash, in which lathis were used, one Mohammad Suleman died while 12 others of both the groups were injured, the sources said. The situation...
  • Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Shia Muharram procession November 15, 2013

    Authorities imposed strict restrictions in some areas of the summer capital Srinagar on Friday to prevent Shia Muharram processions. A senior police officer said restrictions under section 144 of criminal procedure code were imposed in Khanyar, Nowhatta, MR Gunj, Habba Kadal and Safa Kadal areas in Srinagar. "The restrictions have been imposed...
  • J&K: Shia mourners detained for defying curfew November 13, 2013

    Several Shia mourners were detained on Wednesday for defying curfew with police using batons and teargas shells to foil repeated attempts by the community to take out processions to mark the eighth day of Muharram in Srinagar. The Shia mourners were detained by the police at Jehangir Chowk, Batamaloo, Karan Nagar...
  • Srinagar: Shia youngsters clash with police November 13, 2013

    Srinagar: A group of Shia youngsters clashed with the Jammu and Kashmir Police in Srinagar on Wednesday. The people were part of a religious procession that was taken out ahead of Muharram which is on Friday. However, there was no report of any casualties. Police officials used tear gas to disperse the...
  • J&K: Curfew imposed in parts of Srinagar ahead of Muharram November 13, 2013

    Curfew is imposed in Srinagar on Wednesday as a precaution to avoid any unprecedented incident on the occasion of Muharram. "Curfew has been imposed in seven police station areas of the city as a precautionary measure," District Magistrate Srinagar Farooq Ahmed Shah said. He said that restrictions on the movement of...
  • Shia group asks Pakistan not to negotiate with Taliban October 27, 2013

    A leading political group for the Shia community in Pakistan, on Sunday, said that there should not be any negotiations with the Taliban as it would only result in more terror attacks. Majlis-e-Wahdat-ul-Muslimeen chief Nasir Abbas Jafari said that talks with the Taliban would be like having talks with the devil. "There...
  • No parallel to Hyderabad's Muharram procession in India November 24, 2012

    Hyderabad: It is that time of the year when an atmosphere of grief envelopes parts of the old city of Hyderabad, as loudspeakers from dozens of ashurkhanas blare 'marsiye' (elegies) and 'nohay' (poems expressing sorrow). Ashurkhanas are community spaces where Shia Muslims gather for mourning during Muharram. Ashurkhanas derive their...
  • Police clash with protesters in Srinagar November 23, 2012

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police fired tear gas shells and used baton to disperse a Muharram procession in in Srinagar's Batmaloo area on Friday. The protestors pelted stones on the police and a fierce clash is going on in the area. Authorities on Friday imposed curfew like restrictions in Srinagar city...
  • At least 37 killed in Pakistan terror attacks November 23, 2012

    Islamabad: At least 37 people have been killed in Pakistan as Taliban terrorists including suicide bombers targeted security forces and Shia processions in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi and Karachi during the Islamic month of Muharram. In the Rawalpindi incident, the bomber blew himself up when people tried to prevent...
  • Pak min thanks Taliban for not attacking Shias December 7, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik has thanked the Taliban for not attacking Shia Muslims during their religious rituals on Tuesday. "I am thankful to the Taliban who did not carry out any attack on Shia Muslims and showed respect to their rituals," Malik was quoted as saying by Xinhua. "I hope...
  • Chennai: Mahatma hailed on Muharram December 7, 2011

    CHENNAI: It was a message of peace and love from 5,000 Chennai-based Muslims to the world. Taking part in a procession to mourn the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad who was killed in the seventh century battle of Karbala in Iraq, they paid rich tributes to Mahatma...
  • Gujarat: Over 300 affected with food poisoning December 6, 2011

    Ahmedabad: Over 300 people were affected by food poisoning at a village in Viramgam taluka of the district following consumption of contaminated substance on Tuesday, district officials said. "Almost the entire village of over 300 people has been affected due to food poisoning at Vekaria village of Viramgam taluka," District Development...
  • Terrorists hit Afghanistan hard on Muharram December 6, 2011

    Three blasts have been reported from Kabul and Kandahar killing over 50 people and injuring many more. ...
  • Curfew in Srinagar to stop Muharram procession December 15, 2010

    Srinagar: Curfew was imposed in several parts of this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital Srinagar on Wednesday to prevent a Muharram procession. "Curfew has been imposed in police station areas of Kralkhud, Shaheedgunj, Maisuma, Kothibagh and Ram Munshibagh in Srinagar to maintain peace in the city," a senior police officer said...
  • Karachi's Muharram procession hit by bomb blast, 25 dead December 28, 2009

    Karachi: A suicide bombing targeting a Shiite Muslim procession in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi killed 25 people and wounded dozens more on Monday, as Shiites across the country marked the key holy day of Ashoura. Violence broke out in the aftermath of the bombing, with shots fired into the...
  • 7 injured in J-K as cops stop muharram procession December 28, 2009

    Srinagar: Like ever year, authorities disallowed the main ashura procession and enforced tight security across the Valley on Monday as Jammu and Kashmir observed Muharram. Abi-guzar locality in uptown Srinagar was surrounded by security forces to foil attempts by the Shia mourners to take out the main Muharram procession. Since 1990,...
  • Shia mourning procession dispersed in Srinagar December 26, 2009

    Srinagar: Police used batons and tear smoke shells to disperse a Shia mourning procession in Srinagar on Saturday. Over two dozen people were injured and an equal number taken into custody when Shia mourners gathered in the uptown Pratap Park in Srinagar, adjacent to city centre Lal Chowk, to take out...
  • Srinagar tense as groups clash on Muharram January 20, 2008

    Srinagar: For the 19th consecutive year authorities have banned the main Muharram procession in Srinagar even as security was tightened in the Kashmir Valley following Shia-Sunni clashes. Police and paramilitary troops surrounded Abi Guzar area near the city centre Lal Chowk, from where the Shia Muslims were to take out the...
  • Shoot-at-sight orders in UP town June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: After protesters tried to set a train on fire on January 28, the Uttar Pradesh government seems to be taking no risks in Gorakhpur. All trains passing through the Gorakhpur route have been diverted and some important trains have also been diverted on the Varanasi route. Shoot-at-sight orders...
  • More violence, arson in Gorakhpur June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Gorakhpur is still tense after the arrest of BJP MP Yogi Adityanath on Sunday night. Fresh reports of violence came in from eastern regions of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday even as the city is still seething under the impact of the arrest. Paramilitary forces have been deployed in Gorakhpur, which...
  • 3 more BJP leaders held in Gorakhpur June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Gorakhpur city is still tense after violent protests against BJP MP Yogi Adityanath’s arrest on Sunday night. Despite the tension, three more BJP leaders - who were on their way to the town - were arrested on Wednesday from the Gorakhpur-bound Vaishali Express as the curfew has still not...
  • After Gorakhpur, Indore on the boil January 31, 2007

    New Delhi: After Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh, communal tensions have now gripped the town of Indore in Madhya Pradesh. Despite the heavy security cover in Karbala area, the situation got out of control on the occasion of Muharram on Wednesday. Violence triggered off when people gathered in the area to...
  • BJP leaders detained near Gorakhpur January 4, 2008

    Lucknow: Senior BJP leaders Kesri Nath Tripathi and Lalji Tandon were detained on Tuesday in different places while they were proceeding towards the riot-hit Gorakhpur. While state BJP chief Tripathi was arrested near Allahabad, Opposition leader Tandon was detained at Barabanki near the state capital, the police said. The two...
  • No Moharram procession in Gorakhpur June 19, 2007

    Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh: Gorakhpur city is tense after violent protests against BJP MP Yogi Adityanath’s arrest on Sunday night. Due to the prevailing tension in the area, the police officials decided not to allow religious procession of Moharram to be taken out on Tuesday. District police chief S K Bhagat said...
  • UP city seethes after MP's arrest June 18, 2007

    Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh: Gorakhpur city is tense after violent protests against BJP MP Yogi Adityanath’s arrest on Sunday night. Curfew was imposed in Gorakhnagar area of the town after police lathicharged hundreds of Adityanath’s supporters. Three other places in the city, Rajghat, Kotwali and Tiwaripur, are already under curfew since January...