Thousands Join 7th Muharram Procession in Srinagar

A Muharram procession in Srinagar on Saturday | KO Photo by Abid Bhat

Srinagar: Thousands of people joined traditional 7th Muharram procession in old city of Srinagar on Saturday with mourners marching with Alam Sharif in expression of solidarity with the ideals of Imam Hussain who sacrificied his life along with his kith and kin in the deserts of Karrbala to uphold the banner of truth and justice.

The procession started from Bot Raj Mohalla situated on the foothills of Koh-e-Maaran after noon prayers and culminated at Imambargah Hassanabad in the late evening. The procession preceeded a majlis at Bot Raj Mohalla which was addressed by Maulana Masroor Abbas Ansari, head of Ittehadul Muslimeen.

Maulana Masroor Ansari addressing the majlis before commencement of the procession-

With thousands of black clad mourners waving black, red and yellow flags, symbolising mourning and resistance formed a massive procession which passed through Kathi Darwaza and Rainawari before culminating at Hassanabad.

Waving flags of mourning and resistance procession passed through Kathi Darwaza and culminated at Hassanabad.

Mourners reciting nouhas and chanting slogans like Labayk Ya Hussain and Hai Hamari Darsgah, Karbala, Karbala were served with refreshments on the way by members of Sunni community who had set up a number of sabeels along the route.

Massive security presence was witnessed in the area with police and paramilitary personnel deployed in strength. 

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