Altaf Hamid Rao
MIRPUR (AJK): (Parliament Times): In Azad Jammu & Kashmir, all is set to commemorate Youm-e-ashura, the 10th of Muharram-ul-haram on Tuesday – August 9, the sanctified day of the global history and a unique icon of the supreme sacrifices rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions for the cause of upholding of Islam. All is set to observe the sanctified day across the liberated territory of Kashmir similar to rest of the world, with due religious solemnity and reverence with an unwavering resolve to fight against all types of tyrannical forces and for the sake of rightness and justice besides to accomplish the cherished mission to take to the lofty level – the glory of Islam, in all circumstances.
The significant day will, Inshah Allah, dawn with special prayers by the faithful at all mosques and Imambargahs with Namaz-e-Fajr in all tem districts of Azad Jammu Kashmir. Processions of Alam and Zul’jinnah will be taken out from Imambargahs which, after passing through the already-determined traditional routes, will culminate at their fixed spots. A number of social and political organizations as well as individuals will establish stalls n’ sabeels of juices and sweet water on the processions’ route to facilitate the faithful in each n’ every nook n’ corner of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. Re-calling the martyrdom of Hazarat Imam Hussain (AS), Ulema and Zakerin during the course of the procession will deliver special speeches highlighting the great essence of the day. The event of Karbala inspires us to uphold the glory of Islam coupled with the renewed pledge and resolve that we should not hesitate to render any sacrifice for the lofty ideals of Islam. Though the 10th of Muharram, the Ashura, is very important for diverse reasons, nevertheless, it gains special impact as Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS)’s and his companions martyrdom and the event of Karbala also took place on this day. As usual, it will be an unparalleled manifestation of complete unity, cohesion and brotherhood as a result of which absolute will be evident ever since the first days of Muharram-ul-Haram.
IN LAKE DISTRICT OF MIRPUR AJK :
Like other parts of AJK, in the lake district of Mirpur, the local administration have made all necessary arrangements to ensure maintaining of traditional peace and order during the course of the main Zuljinnah and Tazia procession in Mirpur city, to be taken out from central Imambargah Sa’adat colony on 10th of Muharram ul Haraam and culminate at its same fixed point on Tuesday, official sources said. Exceptional security has been intensified across the district through the deployment of contingents of police which will remain alert till the time of reaching of the Zul’jinnah procession at its set destination, SSP Mirpur Raja Irfan Salim told APP here on Monday, when contacted, that adequate security arrangements have been given final touches to maintain complete law and order during observance of the sanctified day in the district with full religious solemnity and and reverence.
The District police chief said that exceptional security arrangements have been made by the district administration including police through the due deployment of police and other officials of the law enforcement agencies to maintain complete peace and order on this sanctified day. Meanwhile, according to the organizers of the special religious programs marking the historic day of Youm-e-Ashur in the Islamic history, eminent religious scholars including ulema and zakir in their sermons, while addressing Azadar and other participants of the Youme Ashur procession, will highlight the supreme sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his associates at Karbala for the supremacy and upholding of truth of justice and the teachings of Islam and will urge all sects of the faithful to renew their pledge to follow the foot steps of the martyrs of Karbala. Since Majlis-i-Sham-i-Ghariban is yet another key event of the day where Nohas and Marsias will be recited at Central Imambargah Sadaat colony to pay glorious tributes to the martyrs of Karbala for their supreme sacrifices of lives for the cause of upholding of Islam, righteousness and justice.