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Muharram observed in Kolkata

Thousands of Muslims today took out processions on the streets of Kolkata on the occasion of Muharram.



Kolkata: Thousands of Muslims today took out processions on the streets of Kolkata on the occasion of Muharram.

Similar processions in which men carrying black flags and beating their chests in ceremonial mourning were taken out in other parts of West Bengal.

Muslim-dominated areas of Kolkata such as Park Circus, Rajabazar, Kolkata port area and Metiabruz saw huge processions.

Muharram is a day of bereavement, when Muslims give to charity, observe fasts and pray in remembrance of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed who was martyred some 1330 years ago at Karbala in Iraq.

From Zee News

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