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  Updated: February 10, 2006

Ashura marked in Bangladesh

By: Nizam Hussain

DHAKA, Bangladesh: Bangladeshis on Friday February 10 observed Ashura to mourn the martyrdom of the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (s.w.)'s grandson Hazrat Imam Hussain (a.s.).

Marking the occasion, majales-e-aza and processions were held in all cities and towns attended by thousands of mourners.

Zanjir-zani (losing blood from back with blades to signify grief on the martyrdom of Imam Hussain) was performed during the processions to pay homage to Hazrat Imam Hussain (a.s.).

Models of Imam Hussain (a.s.)'s horse and replicas of his coffin were also taken out in the processions.

Shiias in Bangladesh facing deprivation, poverty

DHAKA, Bangladesh: Followers of Ahl-ol Bayt (a.s.) in Bangladesh are facing poverty and cultural deprivation, Ar-Rasul Al-Adham (s.w.) Cultural Foundation delegation reported.

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