Lahore: Today (Thursday) Youm-e-Ashura is commemorated with traditional religious solemnity and enthusiasm, to commemorate the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions in Karbala at 61AH approximately 14 years Sacrificed centuries ago.
This day is celebrated on the 10th of Muharram every year to commemorate the highest sacrifice made by Hazrat Imam Hussein (RA) and his 72 companions in Karbala to uphold the truth.
Taziya, Alam and Zuljanah processions would be taken out in all major cities and towns across the country. 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).
Security has been put on red alert on the routes of Muharram processions to avoid any untoward incident. The procession routes are being monitored by cameras installed at hidden places. Heavy contingent of police and Rangers 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.
The police have been deployed in all sensitive areas, all roads leading to Imabaga have been blocked by the police, and anyone who wants to join the mourners is subject to strict inspections.
In Lahore, under strict security arrangements, the main Zuljanah parade appeared from Nisar Haveli inside Mochi Gate late Wednesday night and began a one-day journey.
Accompanied by hundreds of mourners, the Zuljanah parade passes its traditional route, including Sunehri Masjid, Pani Wala Talab and Bhatti Chowk, and will culminate at Karbala Gamay Shah near Data Darbar on Thursday night, where Majlis-e- Sham-e-Ghariban will be held to commemorate the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA). The “Zakerin” mentioned in it will clarify the importance of the sacrifice of the Prophet’s grandson (PBUH) and his companions.
At the same time, the 9th Muharram’s Zuljana parade was taken away from Pando Street in Islampura, Lahore. A large number of mourners participated in the parade. It starts from Pando Street and follows the traditional route, including Noori Building, Siraj Building Chowk, Syedaan Chowk, Islamura Bazaar, Nilibar Mor, Civilian Secretariat, Old Anarkali, and then the parade passes through the AG office to reach Imambargah Khaime-e -Sadaat. The procession returned to Pando Street and ended there.
It is worth mentioning here that while Majalis-e-Aza is being held, dozens of large and small parades have been carried out from different parts of the city.