Youm-e-Ashur is being observed today with traditional religious solemnity and fervour to commemorate the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and his companions at Karbala in 61AH some 14 centuries ago.
Every year, this day is observed on 10th of Muharram to commemorate the supreme sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his 72 companions at Karbala to uphold the truth.
Taziya, Alam and Zuljanah processions would be taken out in all major cities and towns across the world . On the day, religious clerics and scholars would shed light over the historical, social and religious aspects of supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA).
The Day of Ashura which was regarded as the “Day of struggle by right forces against wrong” is commemorated as a day of mourning for the death of Hazrat Imam Husain (R.A).
Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A), along with 72 of his companions including friends and family members, were martyred at the hand of Yazid’s troops at the battle of Karbala in Iraq in 61 AH (680 AD) after Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) rejected to make allegiance for Yazid despotic rule.
Security has been put on red alert on the routs of Muharram processions to avoid any untoward incident. The procession routes are being monitored by cameras installed at hidden places. Heavy contingent of have been deployed to ensure foolproof security. Water and milk stands for the mourners have been placed at various points on the route of the processions.
Police have been deployed in all sensitive areas and all roads leading to the imambargahs have been blocked by police and anyone wants to join the mourners is strictly checked.