The syncretic culture of the region came to the fore once again on Friday, as Hindu residents of Kasavalanadu Pudur joined their Muslim brethren in marking Muharram.
During a procession on the occasion of Muharram, some of the participants came in contact with a high-voltage overhead wire, officials said.
Every year, villagers celebrate Muharram that marks the new Islamic year. Due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation, the festival was a low-key affair complying with the guidelines.
Police on Tuesday lathi-charged and thrashed a group of journalists covering a Muharram procession here, evoking criticism from various quarters.
Police also detained a few Shia mourners at Jehangir Chowk in the city as they tried to take out a procession to mark the eighth day of the 10-day Muharram mourning period.
The court further stated that only people who have taken both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and have completed 14 days since the last dose, will be permitted on the trucks.
The order also asked officials to remain vigilant about anti-social elements who may try to disturb communal amity and the possibility of terrorists targeting common citizens.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan expressed concerns over upcoming festivals like Muharram, Onam, Ganesh Chaturthi, Janmashtami and Durga Puja, where large public gatherings are expected.
President, All Jammu and Kashmir Shia Association, Imran Reza Ansari said they welcome the decision to allow Muharram procession in Kashmir after a gap of three decades.
Mamata Banerjee issued an order in August decreeing that Durga idol immersions have to be completed by September 30 (Dashami) as Muharram falls the next day
The High Court told the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government not to create distinction by disallowing Muharram and Durga Puja processions on the same day.