In Wake of COVID,Muharram processions, Ashura suspended in Kashmir

wilayattimes (Jammu and Kashmir)

Srinagar | WTNS | August 24:J&K Anjuman-e-Sharie Shian Darul Mustafa suspended Muharram processions including Ashura in wake of Covid-19 pandemic. This was revealed by Aga Syed Mujtaba Abbas, the young Islamic Seminarian and the son of party president Aga Syed Hassan Almosvi Alsafvi during a press conference here in Kashmir capital Srinagar.

“We appeal to believers not to take out Muharram processions in wake of the Covid-19 crisis. It is a difficult and heart-breaking decision, but we have no option keeping the Covid-19 pandemic in view,” Aga Syed Mujtaba said.

He said it is the need of the hour to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) in letter and spirit. “It is not desirable to confront the Administration that has already asked people to follow SOP’s. If we do so, our problems will add and it will become more difficult to contain the spread of Covid-19,” Aga Syed Mujtaba said.

“During this Muharram, mourners observed all SOP’s. Mourning Majalis were held but sanitizers and masks were properly used in Imambaras and other places. I know it is difficult for believers to restrain themselves, but to combat Covid-19, we need to stay away from processions,” Aga Syed Mujtaba said.

It is difficult for believers to restrain themselves, but to combat Covid-19, we need to stay away from processions.

He said there may be some miscreants who can mislead believers. “Let me tell believers, we are facing a serious crisis and it will be a murder if we force anyone to indulge in an act that is not desirable. We understand the pain and sentiments of the believers but it is the need of the hour to restrain ourselves and suspend Muharram processions including two grand events of Zadibal Srinagar and Budgam this year,” Aga Syed Mujtaba said. (KNT)

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