Shiite Muslim Devotees Clash With Indian Police In Kashmir


Kashmiri Shiite mourners throw back errupting tear gas canisters... News PhotoCanister,Conflict,Horizontal,India,Jammu and Kashmir,Mourner,Muharram,Parade,Police Force,Srinagar,Summer,Tear Gas,ThrowingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Yawar NazirSRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - NOVEMBER 23: Kashmiri Shiite mourners throw back errupting tear gas canisters towards Indian police during a Muharram procession on November 23, 2012 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. Hundreds of Shiite Muslim mourners were detained by the Indian police as they tried to take part in the procession. Muslims all over the world mourn during Muharram, the first month of Islamic lunar calendar, the slaying of Imam Hussain, grandson of the Prophet Mohammed who was assassinated by his political rivals along with 72 companions in 680 AD in Iran. Shiite Muslims mourn by flagellating themselves with knives and swords. India has banned any processions and similar public gatherings in Kashmir after a rebellion against Indian rule broke out in 1989. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)