East Delhi's Trilokpuri on Tuesday set an example of communal harmony as Hindu volunteers came out to lead Muharram processions in the area which had witnessed violent clashes between two communities around the time of Diwali.
Two people were on Tuesday killed in a blast targeting a mourners' procession during Muharram in Pakistan's restive northwest tribal region even as the country remained on high alert after the deadly terror attack at the Wagah border.
Pakistan sealed its border with Afghanistan, barring all forms of crossings for two days as part of its enhanced security measures taken for the religious festival Muharram, a media report said Tuesday.
On the eve of Muharram, the Pakistan government on Monday placed the entire country on red alert and ordered security agencies to stay on guard against possible terrorist attacks, in the aftermath of the deadly suicide bombing at the Wagah crossing on the Indo-Pak border.
Amid reports of simmering tensions in some parts of the national capital ahead of Muharram tomorrow, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi today assured that all security measures have been taken, especially in sensitive areas and warned that those found involved in spreading rumours will be dealt with strongly.
Delhi Police commissioner, BS Bassi Monday appealed to the people to avoid spreading rumours during Muharram processions to be held in the city Nov 4, adding that strict actions would be taken against violators.
Uttar Pradesh government on Monday directed all district officials to make necessary arrangements for ensuring peace during the coming festival season of Diwali, Muharram and Chhath and warned that in case of any untoward incident they would be held responsible.
The detention of the chief of banned terrorist outfit LeJ Malik Ishaq, who masterminded the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009, has been extended for further three months by Pakistani authorities citing "big risk" to the law and order situation during the month of Muharram.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas, who is facing legal cases for his controversial remarks, has once again landed in trouble for his derogatory remarks on Malayali nurses, whom he addressed as `kaali peeli` sisters in 2008.