Mohammad Yaseen Malik
Pattan, Aug 30: A mood of mourning pervaded in Sultanpora Pattan of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district as “Yaum-e-Ashura” was observed peacefully on Sunday with solemnity and somberness.
It was all black and blood during the traditional mourning procession by Shias.
“Yaum-e-Ashura” or the 10th day of Muharram, the first month of Islamic calendar, is observed in memory of the martyrdom of Prophet Mohammed”s grandson Imam Hussain and his followers at the battle of Karbala.
With the processions, mourning and other rituals, people remember the great sacrifices of Imam Hussain and his followers who refused to bow to despotic and tyrannical authority.
The procession for 10th Muharram was taken out on Sunday from local alleys of Sultanpora and ended at imambargah Sultanpora after passing through its designated route.
Participants paid tribute to the martyrs of Karbala and the sacrifices rendered by Imam Husain while local residents and volunteers offered water, sharbat to them.
The peaceful procession was held amid strict security arrangements and the participants were following all the SOP’S and guidelines given from the administration.