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Ashura observed with reverence across Kargil

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KARGIL: Youm-e-Ashura was observed on Thursday with reverence and religious fervour throughout Kargil Ladakh region to pay tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), and his companions for their supreme sacrifice in Karbala.

More than 20 thousand people gathered in Kargil town to commemorate the Ashura e Hussaini. These processions were organised by Anjuman e Jami’at e Isna Ashariya and Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust. People were beating their chests and reciting lamentations on Imam Hussain and his companion who gave their sacrifice for the sake of Islam in the desert in Karbala.

During the azadari (mourning) procession people were chanting anti US, Israel and Saudi slogans and expressing their solidarity with the people of Yemen, Bahrain, Qatif, Nigeria and Syria.

Similar processions were taken out in Drass, Tai-Suru, Sankoo and Leh during which thousands commemorated the martyrdom of the grandson of the prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)

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