Thousands take part in Ashura procession in Budgam

Budgam—Paying allegiance to Imam Hussain (as),tens of thousands of Shia Muslims here commemorated the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (as) by holding processions from morning to night on Sunday.


With people from all walks of life participating in the day long procession, they said, “Muharam is the month of resistance which rejuvenates the spirit to stand against oppression.”


Mohsin Ali a mourner said Ashura marks the martyrdom anniversary of father of resistance (Imam Hussain as), who fought along with his family and friends in the battle of Karbala.


“Imam gave his life only to show to the world that never accept any despot’s rule,” he added.

Mourners wore pro-Kashmir badges and chanted pro-freedom slogans in the procession. People while lambasting the policies of hegemonic powers raised anti-Israel and anti-USA slogans. 


“Wherever there is tyranny; peole must follow Ashura in order to live a respectable life,” said a group of barefooted mourners adding one who paid allegiance to Imam, should always help others.


Thousands of black clad mourners took out a massive procession from Jamia Babul Ilem Mirgund led by senior Hurriyat leader and president Anjuman Sharie Shian, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, which later culminated here at main chowk.


While addressing the gathering, Agha Hassan paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of Karbala and stressed on people to take lessons from the sacrifice of Imam Hussain (as).


Reciting Kashmiri and Urdu Nowhas dozens of villages here held day long procession. 


Meanwhile, like other parts of world Kashmiri Muslims remembered the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain Muharam (as) and his companions who were martyred by forces of Yazid in the battle of Karbala.




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