Security has been beefed up in Okhla’s Jamia Nagar, according to eyewitnesses. A resident said the locality is chock-o-block with residents, mostly Shias. It is understood that Shias are taking out procession today on the eve of Moharram.
And to make sure that untoward incident takes place heavy security force has been deployed in the locality with most of the routes being diverted. A resident said right now the procession is moving from Tikona Park throwing traffic out of gear.
Residents are suggested to avoid these routes for a few minutes until the procession ends.
Initially, the arrival of large number of security forces in the locality left residents stumped as they couldn’t understand the reason behind it, said a resident, adding that it was only after when Shias started thronging the streets many residents realised that there some procession was to be taken out.
And gradually the streets will full of people. A resident said some thirty thousand Shias were seen on the roads taking out peaceful procession moving around across Jamia Nagar, a deprived locality. Many residents pointed out that every year Shias take out such procession across the locality. However, it has been noticed recently that their numbers have swelled now.