Commemorating Kerbala

  • Shia Muslim devotees began crowding Hussaini Dalan in Old Dhaka on Aug 30, 2020 morning to mark Ashsura. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Shia Muslim devotees began crowding Hussaini Dalan in Old Dhaka on Aug 30, 2020 morning to mark Ashsura. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The Tazia procession was brought out by Shia Muslims in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad in Karbala. The procession was confined to Old Dhaka's Hossaini Dalan Imambara with devotees failing to maintain safe distancing norms amid the pandemic crisis. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The Tazia procession was brought out by Shia Muslims in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad in Karbala. The procession was confined to Old Dhaka's Hossaini Dalan Imambara with devotees failing to maintain safe distancing norms amid the pandemic crisis. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Shia Muslims brought out a downscaled Tazia procession to mark Ashura on Old Dhaka's Hossaini Dalan Imambara in an attempt to stem the spread of coronavirus on Aug 30, 2020. But the devotees paid little heed to the physical distancing requirements amid the pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Shia Muslims brought out a downscaled Tazia procession to mark Ashura on Old Dhaka's Hossaini Dalan Imambara in an attempt to stem the spread of coronavirus on Aug 30, 2020. But the devotees paid little heed to the physical distancing requirements amid the pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Police frisked Shia Muslim devotees at the entrance to Hussaini Dalan in Old Dhaka on Ashura, Aug 30, 2020.

    Police frisked Shia Muslim devotees at the entrance to Hussaini Dalan in Old Dhaka on Ashura, Aug 30, 2020.

  • The Tazia procession was taken out by Shia Muslims in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, in Karbala. The procession was confined to Old Dhaka's Hossaini Dalan Imambara with devotees failing to maintain safe distancing norms amid the pandemic crisis. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The Tazia procession was taken out by Shia Muslims in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, in Karbala. The procession was confined to Old Dhaka's Hossaini Dalan Imambara with devotees failing to maintain safe distancing norms amid the pandemic crisis. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Children joined Tazia procession with their parents to mark Ashura in Old Dhaka's Hussaini Dalan on Aug 30, 2020.

    Children joined Tazia procession with their parents to mark Ashura in Old Dhaka's Hussaini Dalan on Aug 30, 2020.

  • Police closed the gate of Hussaini Dalan after Shia Muslim devotees overcrowded the shrine on Ashura amid the coronavirus outbreak on Aug 30, 2020.

    Police closed the gate of Hussaini Dalan after Shia Muslim devotees overcrowded the shrine on Ashura amid the coronavirus outbreak on Aug 30, 2020.

  • Shia Muslim devotees appeared angry when police closed the gate of Hussaini Dalan to control crowds in the shrine on Ashura amid the coronavirus outbreak on Aug 30, 2020.

    Shia Muslim devotees appeared angry when police closed the gate of Hussaini Dalan to control crowds in the shrine on Ashura amid the coronavirus outbreak on Aug 30, 2020.

  • A woman fell to the ground as devotees scrambled to enter the Hussaini Dalan after police opened the gate on Ashura on Aug 30, 2020.

    A woman fell to the ground as devotees scrambled to enter the Hussaini Dalan after police opened the gate on Ashura on Aug 30, 2020.

  • Devotees scramble to enter the Hussaini Dalan after police opened the gate on Ashura on Aug 30, 2020.

    Devotees scramble to enter the Hussaini Dalan after police opened the gate on Ashura on Aug 30, 2020.

  • Devotees show respect to the symbolic horses of Imam Hussain and Imam Hassan by washing their legs with milk.

    Devotees show respect to the symbolic horses of Imam Hussain and Imam Hassan by washing their legs with milk.

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