By Syed Hussain Ali Sajjad (Bureau Chief PMI)
Hyderabad Sep 11: The historical Bibis.a ka Alam was taken out in procession from Alawa-e-Bibis.a, Dabeerpura in the old City on the day of Ashura (10th of Muharram1441Hijri correspondence to 10th September 2019) by thousands of mourners (Azadar) preforming Khooni Matam (self-flagellation) and netizens irrespective of Caste, Creed and Religion paid their homage to the Imam Hussainas, the grandson of Prophet MuhammadS.A.W.S
Grouh-e-Shaida-e-Shabbira.s has been organizing majlis-e-aza and performing matam inside Alawa-e-Bibis.a on 10th Moharram for more than 50 years at the time of Alam-e- Mubarak is taken out. Allama Aijaz Farroq addressed majalis and Matam performed by arakeen (members) of Grouhe Sahidae Shabbira.s and other mourners lead by Syed Najaf Ali Shoukat (senior journalist). The historic Bibis.a Ka Alam was taken out at Sharp 1:00 P. M amidst momentous Seena Zani, Khama Zani and tears rolling out from their eyes of mourners. Grouh-e- Shaidae Abul Fazala.s performed Khooni Matam up to11: 30 A.M lead by Abbas Nawab @ Haqaeq and Grouhe Hussaini also offered their homage by performing Khooni matam.
The procession which started from Alawa-e-Bibis.a and passed through Shaik Faiz ki Kaman, Etebar Chowk, Kotle Alijah, Charminar, Gulzar House, Panjesha, Khadme Rasool, Mandi Mir Alam, Purani Haveli, Darulshafa, Aza khanae Zahra, Kali Khabar and culminated at Baitul Huzan near Masjid e Elahi Chaderghat at 7:45 P.M. Guroh-e-Shaida-e-Shabbira.s has been performing Matam here also for past 50 years. The procession covered the distance of around 6 kilometers in about 6 and half hours. Shabi-e-Zuljanah was also present in the procession of Alam-e-Bibisa from Aza Khan-e-Zehrasa till Chaderghat. All along the route citizens irrespective of Cast Creed and Religion came in droves and paid their homage to the Imam Hussainas and offered dhattis and Nazar. Apart from this family members of Nizam, Hyderabad Police Commissioner, representatives of various political parties and prominent personalities offered Dhattis along the route of the Bibis.a Ka Alam. Sri Anjani Kumar Commissioner of Police Hyderabad offered dhatti at Charminar, Mohammed Mahmood Ali Hon’ble Home Minister offered dhatti at Purani Haveli along with Minister T. Srinivas Yadav, Baba Fasiuddin Deputy Mayor GHMC, Mir Inyath Ali Baquri Ex-Chairman Setwin, Sri Anjani Kumar CP HYD along with Addl. CP D. S. Chauhan, Jt. CP Avinash Mohanty (In-charge CP South Zone) offered dhatti at Darulshifa, GHMC Commissioner Lokesh Kumar offered dhatti from old GHMC office near Aza Khan-e-Zehra and Prince Shahamat Jah from Nizam Family offered dhatti at purani haveli dewdi.
According to Syed Najaf Ali Shoukat, president, Markazi Anjuman Matami Gurohan, HYD, T.S., about 23 matami Anjumans and Grouhan offered khooni matam pursa along the route. On behalf of the Shia Community, he thanked the various Government departments and specially the police department for their vital role in the elaborate arrangements and peaceful conduction of the procession.
Hyderabad City Police under the direct supervision of Commissioner of Police Sri Anjani Kumar(IPS), Addl. Commissioner SIT Smt Shikha Goel(IPS), Additional CP L&O Sri D.S Chouhan (IPS), Jt. CP SIT Avinash Mohanty-IPS (Incharge South Zone), Addl. CP Traffic Anil Kumar(IPS), DCP East Zone M. Ramesh(IPS), DCP Traffic Babu Rao (IPS), Addl. DCP South Zone(IPS) Syed Rafique (IPS), ACP Mir Chowk B. Anand, ACP Sultan Bazar Devendar(IPS), CI Dabeerpura Satyanarayna, CI Moghalpura Ravi Kumar, CI Rein Bazar Anjyneyulu, CI Bhavaninagar Venkateshwarlu, CI Chaderghat G. Nagraju, and CI Mirchowk did a commendable job and made elaborate security arrangements and traffic management for the smooth conduction of the Muharram procession in which thousands of people from all walks of life irrespective of their caste, creed and religion participated and paid their homage according to their customs and traditions. Various departments like GHMC, Water Works, Electricity Department, Forest Department, R&D department played their formidable role during the 10 days of Muharram and also along the procession on the day of Ashoorah.
Millions of Shia Muslim took to streets across the globe on Tuesday marking the tenth day of Muharram, the day when Imam Hussaina.s the grandson of Prophet of Islam Hazrat Muhammad Mustafas.a.w.s was martyred more than 1380 years ago in Battle of Karbla in Iraq which was imposed by clan of Abu Sufian Yazeed Bin Muavia.
According to Mr SJA Jafari (journalist) hundreds of thousands people commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, as they took part in Ashura marches in America, Canada, Great Britain, France, Belgium, Palestine, Lebanon, Australia, New Zealand, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), United Arab Emirates (UAE), Afghanistan, Yemen, Kuwait, Bahrain, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, South Africa, Indonesia, Turkey, Iraq and many other Asian, African, European and Arab countries across the world. In Iraq over 40 million zaereen were present in Karbala at Imam Hussaina.s Shrine for Ashura despite the security threats by extremists. (Press Media of India)