Alexa Tajia procession brought out amid tight security

Dhaka, Monday   21 October 2019


Tajia procession brought out amid tight security

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 11:57 AM, 10 September 2019   Updated: 02:31 PM, 10 September 2019

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Marking the holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain Ibn Ali (RA), Shia community people brought out traditional Tajia processions in the capital on Tuesday. 

The main procession was brought out at 10:00 am from Imambara Hussaini Dalan in Old Dhaka amid tight security and will end 2:00 pm at Dhanmondi's Jhigatola area. 

The Tajia procession, which has been escorted by law enforcers, will parade different streets at Bakshibazar, Urduroad, Lalbag Chowrasta, Ghora Shaheeder Mazar, Azimpur,  and Newmarket areas.

Meanwhile, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has taken foolproof security measures over Tajia procession. 

According to DMP's guidelines, the use of all kinds of sharp weapons, metals, flammable objects, bags, pots, sticks, knives, swords and fireworks is prohibited during Tajia procession. Besides, no bike can take part in the mourning procession and the height of flag in the procession cannot exceed 12 feet.

DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia on Saturday said that no one from different streets will be allowed to enter the procession halfway. To participate in the procession, all must go to the beginning point, he said. 

Before entering the mourning procession, all must go through archways and metal detectors and body search, the DMP commissioner said. 

Mohammad Maksud Hossain, a member of Shia community said, "We have brought out our procession following all directives of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police. We are not carrying any weapon like knife, sword and other sharp weapons in the Tajia procession."

Holy Ashura is being observed in the country today with due religious fervour and solemnity. The day is a public holiday. 

On this day in the Hijri year of 61, Hazrat Imam (RA), grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM), along with his family members and 72 followers had embraced martyrdom in the hands of Yazid’s soldiers at the desert of Karbala to uphold the teachings of Prophet (SM).