MIRPUR (AJK) - Youm-e-Ashur, the 10th of Muharram was observed on Sunday with religious reverence across Azad Jammu & Kashmir with a steadfast resolve to fight against all types of tyrannical forces, wherever they exist to accomplish the cherished mission, to take to the great mission, the glory of Islam, in all circumstances. The day dawned with special prayers by the faithful at all mosques and Imambargahs, across AJK at Fajr.

Alam, Zuljinnah and Tazia processions were brought out from Imambargahs which culminated at their fixed spots after marching through tradition routes in all ten district headquarters including Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Haveili, Hattiyan, Kotli, Bhimbher, Bagh, Sudahnoti, Rawalakot and Neelam valley besides all other major and small towns.

Public and private hospitals and Edhi like welfare organizations also provided ambulances to go along the processions.  Re-calling the martyrdom of Hazarat Imam Hussein (AS), Ulema and Zakerin during the course of the procession delivered speeches highlighting the great essence of the day. Like elsewhere, in Mirpur, the divisional and district administration, led by Commissioner Raja Amjad Pervez Ali Khan, DIG Police Tahir Mehmood Qureshi, DC Ch Guftar Hussain, SDM Ch Amjad Iqbal, Additional Superintendent Police Raja Irfan Salim, city Inspector and other senior officers,  had made convoluted security arrangements to ensure safeguarding of peace and harmony during the course of procession-starting from Markazi Imambargah Sa'adat colony, and  heavy contingents of police remained alert in an amiable way till the time the Zuljinnah procession reached its set destination.