MIRPUR (AJK) - Kashmiris are all set to mark with due religious solemnity and reverence Youme Ashur, the 10th of Muharramul Haram, to reiterate pledge to follow in the footsteps Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions who rendered greatest sacrifices for the supremacy and upholding of truth and justice.

They have showed an unwavering resolve to fight against all types of tyrannical forces and for the sake of rightness and justice, and to accomplish the cherished mission of Islam in all circumstances.

The significant day will dawn with special prayers by the faithful at all mosques and Imambargahs at Fajr in all eight districts of Azad Jammu Kashmir. Processions of Alam and Zuljinnah will be taken out from Imambargahs which, after passing through traditional routes, will culminate at their fixed spots.

A number of social and political organisations as well as individuals will establish stalls n’ sabeels of juices and sweet water on the processions’ route to facilitate the faithful in nook and Cranny of Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

Re-calling the martyrdom of Hazarat Imam Hussain (RA), Ulema and Zakereen during the course of the processions will deliver special speeches, highlighting the great essence of the day.

Security has been beefed up in all three districts of the largest Mirpur division including Mirpur, Kotli and Bhimbher to maintain complete peace and order during Ashur-e-Muharram.

This was informed by Divisional Commissioner Mirpur Division Muhammad Tayyeb when contacted by this Correspondent here on Monday.

In Mirpur, the flag march contingent, comprising officials of the law enforcement agencies including the local civil administration and police, led by Deputy Commissioner Raja Qaiser Aurangzeb Khan and SSP Mirpur Raja Irfan Salim, Additional SP Raja Azhar Iqbal, Assistant Commissioner Yasir Riaz, DSP City Ch Ansar Ali, DSP city Raja Nadeem Arif, passed through various major city streets in Mirpur on Monday.

It may be added that complete exceptional sectarian harmony, cohesion and brotherhood prevail throughout Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

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 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 Muharramul Haram. 

In Mirpur district, the local administration has 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 Muharramul Haram 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 our AJK Correspondent Altaf Hamid Rao on Monday,  when contacted for elaborating the security arrangements given final touches to observe the sanctified day in the district with full respect and honour.

The SSP said that adequate 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 programmes marking the historic day of Youme 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 (RA) and his associates at Karbala for the supremacy of truth of justice and the teachings of Islam and will urge all sects of the faithful to renew their pledge to follow in footsteps of the martyrs of Karbala.