J&K L-G Manoj Sinha joins historic 10th Muharram procession in Srinagar

In an unprecedented move, Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha participated in the 10th Muharram procession held in Srinagar’s Bota Kadal area. This marks the first time in the last 34 years that a head of administration has joined a Muharram procession in the region.

The 10th Muharram holds immense significance for the Muslim community as it commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet of Islam, along with his devoted followers at the hands of Yazid’s army in the historic Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq.

L-G Manoj Sinha, accompanied by Kashmir Divisional Commissioner Vijay Bidhuri, paid solemn and heartfelt tributes to Imam Hussain during the procession. The event saw the presence of scores of mourners, who were deeply moved by the high-profile participation of the Lt. Governor.

Authorities made special arrangements to ensure the smooth and secure conduct of the Muharram procession. Adequate security measures were put in place to maintain peace and order during the event. Additionally, healthcare facilities were readily available, and arrangements for refreshments were made to cater to the needs of the participants.

During the procession, L-G Manoj Sinha took a personal interest in ensuring the well-being of the mourners and distributed refreshments among them as a gesture of solidarity and compassion.

The Muharram procession continued through the streets of Srinagar and is set to conclude at Imambada in the Zadibal locality.