Ashura 2019 meaning: What is the meaning behind the day of Ashura?

Three Ashura mourners killed by Nigerian govt. forces

Three Ashura mourners killed by Nigerian govt. forces

This year the 10th day of Muharram, also known as Ashura or "Youm-e-Ashura", is on Tuesday, September 10. The services will be suspended in Karachi the major cities of the country as part of security arrangements for Youm-e-Ashur.

Many Shias observe this day by participating in processions and self-flagellation.

In Peshawar, the main Alam and Zul jinnah procession was taken out from Imam Bargah Agha Syed Ali shah Qissa Khawani Bazaar this morning.

Mobile phone service will be suspended five to eleven am tomorrow.

Islamabad Administration has also imposed Section 144 in the city to maintain peace and sectarian harmony. Processions with chants of Ya Ali and Ya Hussain are also taken out, Many people wear black to mark Muharram.

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Jammu: On the eve of Muharram, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday paid tributes to the sacrifices made by Hazrat Imam Hussain and other martyrs in Karbala.

Appearing from the worship place the participants passed through the traditional route comprising Saddar Road, Kalabari and Fawwara Chowk where the organisers had arranged "sabeels" (water distribution points). The Punjab Law Minister Raja Muhammad Basharat on Monday reviewed the security arrangements of main procession. Mourning for the incident began nearly immediately after the battle. The route had been cordoned off by the personnel of police and elite force.

In Peshawar, the man procession emerged from Imambargah Hussainia Hall in the cantonment area, passed through the traditional route and peacefully culminated at the same Imambargah. Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras were installed to make the security foolproof. For this goal, he said that more than 12,000 policemen have been deployed, including lady constables, in Peshawar for the security of processions.

Similar processions of Tazia and Zuljinah were also taken out in Hangu, Parachinar, Kohat, Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan.

Around 77 Majalis-e-Aza were held besides 30 processions taken out in Bahawalpur.

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