Holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), is being observed across the country on Sunday with due religious fervour and solemnity.
On this day in the Hijri year of 61, Hazrat Imam, the grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), along with his family members and 72 followers embraced the martyrdom in the hands of Yazid’s soldiers at the desert of Karbala to uphold the teachings of the Prophet (SM).
The day is a public holiday.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the occasion.
Shia community members have brought out Tazia processions in the city in the morning marking the day.
The Tajia procession started from Imambara Husaini Dalan in Old Dhaka with police escort.
Adequate security measures have been taken around Imambara Husaini Dalan to ensure smooth observance of Holy Ashura.
Apart from Husaini Dalan, police have been deployed on the rooftops on some buildings at some major points of Imambara for security reasons.
Security has also been provided in some major places in Imambara where the Shia community gathered to celebrate the day.
Meanwhile, police have banned carrying of lethal weapons like metal weapons, knife, sword and other sharp weapons during Tajia procession.
Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and private TV channels are airing special programmes highlighting the significance of the day.