The district administration has banned the entry of 42 clerics and issued gagging order for 19 local clerics to maintain peace in the district during the holy month of Muharram.

The district police have chalked out a comprehensive security plan for the holy month.

According to DPO Syed Muntazir Mehdi, more than 2,500 police personnel will discharge their duties during Muharram to ensure foolproof security to the Majalis and other processions. He informed that 377 majalis would be held and 38 mourning processions would be taken out in district during the upcoming month of Muharram.

Special pickets will be set up at all entry and exit points of the district while police patrolling will be ensured round the clock to avert any subversive activity. The DPO declared that no one would allow to spread hatred through speeches, writing and other sources. He said that a control room would be set up, which would work round the clock to ensure effective coordination among all quarters concerned. He also sought coordination of the media and ulema to maintain harmony during the holy month.