No Tazia marches on the occasion of holy Ashura

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Dhaka, Aug 17: Religious affairs ministry has restricted Tazia marches, processions and rallies on the occasion of Ashura to be observed on August 20.

However, all other necessary religious rituals on the occasion of holy Ashura can be performed maintaining health protocols, said a release of the ministry on Tuesday.

On 10th of Muharram in the Hijri year of 61, Hazrat Imam (RA), a grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) along with his family members and 72 followers embraced martyrdom at the hands of Yazid’s soldiers in the desert of Karbala to uphold the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Since then, the tragic events of Karbala have been observed in the Muslim world.