The holy Ashura is being observed across the country today with due respect and religious solemnity, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain Ibn Ali (RA), a grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).
It is the 10th day of Muharram month in Hijri calendar. Muslims across the world recall the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) along with his family members and 72 followers, who embraced martyrdom in 680 AD for establishing truth and justice in the fight with soldiers of Yazid on Karbala Maidan in Iraq.
During the ongoing coronavirus crisis, a short programme has been taken to observe the day all over the country.
Police have taken special security measures in the capital on this occasion.
The day is a public holiday.
The Dhaka Metropolitan Police has banned all kinds of tazia, mourning and pike processions in Dhaka metropolitan area on the occasion of the holy Ashura.
However, devoted city-dwellers will be able to perform the religious rite in compliance with health rules.
But, carrying of knives, daggers, scissors, spears, swords, sticks and displaying fireworks and crackers is strictly prohibited in these ceremonies.
Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and private TV channels is airing special programmes while newspapers and online news portals published supplements highlighting the significance of the day.