The holy Ashura was observed across the country on
Monday to commemorate the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA), grandson of
Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), with religious fervour and mourning over the
This day in the Hijri year 61, Hazrat Imam Hossain
(RA), along with the members of his family and close relatives, embraced
martyrdom at the hands of Yazid's forces in the desert of Karbala.
President Zillur Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
and Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Khaleda Zia issued separate messages
paying their deep respects to Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) and other martyrs of
Karbala. The president said the supreme sacrifice of Hazrat
Imam Hossain (RA) and his companions at Karbala for upholding the ideals of
Islam remained glorious in the history.The president also called upon the Muslim Ummah to
build an equitable and just society imbued with the message of holy Ashura.
In her message, the PM called upon all to combat all
kinds of injustice and discrimination in the national life. Recalling the supreme sacrifice of Imam Hossain (RA)
at Karbala, she urged all to uphold the teachings of Ashura through
establishing truth and justice.
another message, Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia said the martyrdom embraced by
Imam Hossain (RA) and his relations on the day of Ashura remained an example
for all to emulate. Ashura was also observed in Kolkata . Our Kolkata stringer
has another report on Ashura.