Youm-e-Ashura commemorating the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Hazrat Imam Hussain and his companions in the Battle of Karbala in Iraq is being observed across the country.
Tazia and alam processions are being taken out to mark the day.
Muslims observe the day by offering special prayers and fasting.
Ashura falls on the 10th of the month of Muharram as per the Islamic calendar. On this day in the Hijri year of 61, Imam Hussain with his family members and 72 followers were martyred in the Battle at the hands of Yazid’s soldiers in order to uphold the teachings of the Prophet.
In Uttar Pradesh, both communities of Muslims, participated in Tazia processions with a deep sense of grief and sacrifice in most of the districts.
Shia community took out a large procession with Tazias from Nazim sahib Imamabara in the state capital.
In Hyderabad a caparisoned elephant carries the historical Bibi-ka-Alam during the Muharram procession near Charminar. The procession passing through the Old City of Hyderabad as thousands lament the shahadat of Hazrath Imam Hussein (RA) at the Battle of Karbala.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday paid tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and Shaheedan-e-karbala (72 followers) for their sacrifice on the occasion of ‘Yaum-e-ashura’, the 10th day of Muharram.
Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his 72 faithful followers gave sacrifice in ‘Maidan-e-Karbala’ to protect their rights and truth fighting against injustice, atrocity and narcissism, Kumar said in an official release.
Stating that their sacrifice will not be forgotten, the CM said that people should take inspiration from their sacrifice and should always be ready to give bigger sacrifice for truth, benevolence and humanity, it said.
Meanwhile tension gripped the Parampurva area in Kanpur district in Uttar Pradesh after six persons were injured today in a clash during a Muharram procession that saw members of two communities throwing bricks at each other and setting vehicles on fire, police said. The incident occurred when the procession deviated from its fixed route.