Hyderabad police book cases for taking out Ashura procession

Hyderabad(Hyd), August 31 : Hyderabad(Hyd) police on Mon. booked chiefs & members of different Shia teams for taking out Youm-e-Ashura procession in violation of Telangana (TL) High Court orders.

The instances have been booked in 5 various police stations within the old city of Hyderabad(Hyd), a day after hundreds of citizens participated the procession in violation of the court & police orders.

The historical ‘Bibi Ka Alam’ procession has been taken out to mark the martyrdom of Imam Hussein within the battle of Karbala.

The High Court had denied permission for the procession in see of COVID-19 epidemic. It’d allowed only 12 citizens to carry the ‘Alam’ in a vehicle.

Although the ‘Alam’ has been taken out in a van in place of a caparisoned elephant like in the last, hundreds of citizens violated the orders by joining the procession. The Shia mourners flagellated themselves with knives & different sharp edged weapons.

Instances have been booked over chiefs of different Shia teams under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 341 (Wrongful restraint), 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by people servant), 269 & 270 (Act likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to personal life) & Segment 51 (a) (b) of Domestic Disaster Mgmt Act & Sec (3) Pandemic Diseases Act.

The instances have been lodged in Mirchowk, Chaderghat, Rein Bazaar, Dabeerpura & Charminar police stations on cases by this police officials concerned.

Najaf Ali Shoukath, president, Matami Gurohan (or) teams of mourners, Mujtaba Ali, Raza Abedi, Parvez & Hyder Hussain have been amongst those booked

The High Court, awhile refusing permission for the procession last week, had stated that in case its order has been violated, the Commissioner of Police would be authorised to take (2) action.

Although the organisers had given an undertaking that no procession would be taken out, as shortly as ‘alam’ has been carried out of Bibi Ka Alawa in Dabeerpura, hundreds of citizens went out on streets & shortly it changed into a massive procession.