Also distributes refreshment among mourners
SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Thursday reached the Botakadal area of Srinagar’s downtown to take part in the Zuljinah procession of Shia mourners on the eve of 10th Muharram also known as Youm-e-Ashoora.
Eye-witnesses told that LG Sinha arrived at the Bota Kadal area of downtown Srinagar, amid tight security cover, to take part in the Zulzinah procession of Youm-e-Ashoora.
LG met Shia mourners and exchanged his views on the occasion of Youm-e-Ashoora, the day when Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was martyred in Karbala, Iraq along with 70 family members and companions.
Later, Sinha offered chaddar to Zuljinah and paid rich tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) on the occasion. He also distributed refreshments among the mourners and extended full support to them,” they said.
LG reached Bota Kadal area of Srinagar amid tight security cover at around 11 am.
He was accompanied by ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Vijay Kumar Bhiduri, SSP Srinagar Rakesh Balwal, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Muhammad Aijaz Asad and other officials. ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar while speaking said that the procession was going on peacefully.
Meanwhile, Shia mourners expressed gratitude to the administration for ensuring quality arrangements and thanked LG for reaching out to them. “We feel delighted to see LG sahib among us today. It is a moment of pride for us. Arrangements made by the administration are up to the mark,” he said—(KNO)