Holy Ashura Sunday

Dhaka, Aug 29: The holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain Ibn Ali (RA), a grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), will be observed across the country  Sunday with due respect and religious solemnity. Sunday is the 10th day of the month of Muharram in the Hijri calendar. Muslims across the world recall the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) along with his family members and 72 followers, who embraced martyrdom in 680 AD for establishing truth and justice in the fight with soldiers of Yazid on
Karbala Maidan in Iraq.
During the ongoing coronavirus crisis, a short programme has been taken all over the country, including Dhaka, on this occasion. Police have taken special security measures in the capital marking the occasion.
The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has banned all kinds of tazia, mourning and pike processions in the Dhaka metropolitan area on the occasion of the holy Ashura celebrations tomorrow.
However, devoted city dwellers will be able to perform religious rites in compliance with the health rules. But, carrying of knives, daggers, scissors, spears, swords, sticks and displaying fireworks and crackers will be strictly prohibited in these ceremonies.
The day is a public holiday.
Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and private TV channels will air special programmes while newspapers and online news portal publish supplements highlighting the significance of the day.