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Delhi HC restricts entry into karbala area

The court has directed that large processions with ‘alam’ flags will not be allowed inside the disputed area.

Written by Aneesha Mathur | New Delhi | Published: December 28, 2014 2:36 am

The Delhi High Court has issued orders restricting entry to the “disputed” Jorbagh karbala area. The area in question lies on the premises of Rajdhani nursery and Evergreen nursery.

The orders were issued on Friday after the Delhi Police said crowds entering the Shia shrine during Muharram posed a security and law and order problem.

Members of Anjuman e-Haidari, the trust responsible for the upkeep of the Shia site in BK Dutt Colony, had approached the court after police stopped Muharram processions from entering the nursery.

Taking note of “intelligence inputs” of potential law and order problems, and the “unfortunate incidents” of violence in the area during Muharram last year, the vacation bench of Justice S Muralidhar and Justice Manmohan Singh said entry of people into the nurseries would have to be restricted and would resume after December 30.

The court has directed that large processions with ‘alam’ flags will not be allowed inside the disputed area.

Only two persons from each alam will be allowed to enter between 7 pm and 10 pm on ‘masoom ka tazia’ — December 30.

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