SrinagarMajalis in memory of Imam Hussain (AS) and his kin and companions were held at several places on Friday. Known as Majli-e-Assad, held at the peak of summer is an annual feature from centuries.
The largest gathering was held at Zadibal in old city where thousands of devout converged at Imambargah from all across Valley.
The majlis was organised by Jammu and Kashmir Shia Association (JKSA) .
Minister for Information technology, Technical Education and Youth Services and Sports Imran Raza Ansari who is also the JKSA President gave an hour long lecture on the occasion in which he paid tribute to the martyrs of Karbala.
The Minister said that the martyrs of Karbala have set an example before us through their deeds, which will remain till the last day of this world.
Moreover, he prayed for the whole Muslim Ummah for their peace, unity and integrity, a statement from his office said.
Earlier the two day long Majlis started with recitation of holy Quran, followed by Marsia by prominent Zakireen on Thursday morning.
The Majlis culminated on Friday evening with a procession which was carried out from Imambargah upto Baba Mazar in Gasiyar area.
Meanwhile another Majlis-e-Assad was held at Lawaypora, Gund Hassibhat in the city outskirts.
The Majlis organised by Ittehadul Muslimeen was also attended by thousands of devout Muslims.
Maulana Muhammad Abbas Ansari and Maulana Masroor Ansari delivered sermons on the occasion.
While Maulana Abbas threw light on the message of Karbala for the present age Maulana Masroor dwelt in detail about the State oppression unleashed against hapless Muslims of Kashmir.
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