Shia mourners defy curfew in Jammu and Kashmir; detained

Several Shia mourners were detained 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.

Security beefed up in Lahore for Muharram processions

In the wake of bombings and suicide attacks targeting Shia processions in different parts of Pakistan, over 25,000 policemen have been put on high alert.

Curbs in Srinagar to stop Muharram processions

Curfew like restrictions were imposed in Srinagar city on Friday to prevent people from taking out Muharram processions even as one person made a self-immolation bid in protest.