Srinagar, 19 August: On The day of Ashura, highlighting the supreme sacrifices rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions, Mayor Srinagar Junaid Mattu on Thursday said that Karbala teaches us the lesson of upholding the principles of righteousness against all adversity and denying forces of evil and injustice to make us bow or succumb before them.
In his message, he said Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions symbolise till eternity firm faith in Almighty Allah, purity of thought and greatest degree of sacrifice to uphold truth and human dignity. “The unparalleled courage, sacrifice and patience exhibited by Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions at Karbala is a timeless beacon of light and inspiration not just for Muslims but for entire humanity and would continue to enlighten and guide the whole of mankind forever,” he added.
The Mayor said the very act of sacrifice teaches us steadfastness for supremacy of the truth and our unity would be the biggest tribute to Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions.
“Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions sacrificed their lives for upholding the high values of truth, justice and righteousness”, the Mayor said. He added that their martyrdom reminds mankind of the high principles of human dignity and morality.
The Mayor prayed for peace, harmony and normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir.