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LG joins Youm-e-Ashoora’s Zuljinah procession at Botakadal, Downtown Srinagar

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Pays tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions

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SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, on Youm-e-Ashoora, the 10th day of Muharram, joined the Zuljinah procession at Botakadal, Downtown area of Srinagar, on Saturday.
“I pay my tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions. Their sacrifice for righteousness and greater good of humankind serves as a beacon light for the world,” the Lt Governor said.
The administration has made necessary arrangements for the smooth conduct of the procession from Botakadal to Imambargah Zadibal. The Lt Governor also offered Chaddar to Zuljinah and served refreshments among mourners on the occasion.
Earlier, on July 27th, the 8th Muharram procession was taken out in the Kashmir Valley on the traditional route, from Guru Bazar to Dalgate, Srinagar after 34 years.
This is the first time in the last 35 years that a head of the state here has joined the Muharram procession, officials said.
The administration had on Thursday allowed the Eighth day Muharram procession to pass through the traditional route from Gurubazaar to Dalgate — a first in 34 years.
Senior officials from the police and civil administration accompanied the LG, officials said.
The day marks the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain — the grandson of Prophet Mohammad — and his companions in Karbala in Iraq.
Taking to Twitter, the LG paid his tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain.
“Today on Youm-e-Ashoora joined the Zuljinah procession at Botakadal, Srinagar’s Downtown and paid my tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions. Their sacrifice for righteousness and the greater good of humankind serves as a beacon light for the world,” he said in the tweet.
Sinha urged people to imbibe the eternal ideals of Hazrat Imam Hussain and work unitedly for peace, progress and prosperity of all.
“Remembering the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions in Karbala for upholding the values of truth, justice and equality, which has been guiding the entire humanity to follow the path of righteousness,” he said in another tweet. Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said strict security arrangements had been made ahead of the Ashura procession.
“There were much better security arrangements than the other day, and we are providing three-tier security. LG had promised in the meeting (with the stakeholders) that he will visit and he came here and paid his tributes along with senior officials. This is a good signal,” Kumar told reporters.
He said while the forces have helped in changing the security scenario in J-K, it is the people to whom the major credit goes for keeping peace in the region.
“It’s the public that brings the peace. Yes, we do provide security, we have changed the security scenario, but, the role of the public is very important,” the ADGP said.

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