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Holy Ashura observed

  • Published at 04:12 pm August 30th, 2020
Tajia procession
Paying no heed to the DMP warning or the health guideline for Covid-19, devotees bring out a Tajia procession near Hussaini Dalan premises in Dhaka, on the occasion of Ashura, on Sunday, August 30, 2020 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

DMP banned the use of sharp weapons and firecrackers this year

Muslim devotees observed Holy Ashura on Sunday, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), with due religious fervour and solemnity. 

Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the day was observed in a different way with no outdoor programs in the capital as Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) imposed a ban on any kind of Tajia procession. 

DMP also banned the use of sharp weapons and firecrackers this year.

Other religious ceremonies were allowed to be held indoors in compliance with all health rules and maintaining social distancing. 

The day was a public holiday.

On this day in the Hijri year of 61, Hazrat Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), along with his family members and 72 followers embraced martyrdom at the hands of Yazid’s soldiers in the desert of Karbala to uphold the teachings of the Prophet (SM).

In Bangladesh, Shia community members observed the day with elaborate programs including a Tajia procession at the Hussaini Dalan in Old Dhaka.


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