Monday, January 16, 2012

Arbaeen (Chelum) Juloos in Mumbai

In south Mumbai, sea of mourners in black clothes commemorating the 40th day of the martyrdom of Imam Husain (a.s.) in Karbala were seen everywhere. This Juloos of Arbaeen started from Zainabia Imambada and reached Rehmatabad (Mazgaon) enroute Moghul Masjid, Baabullah Tank maidan, JJ Hospital, Shehriar Baugh, Noor Baugh Circle and Sales Tax.
Hundreds of Matami Anjumans participated from all over Mumbai and Thane in this Juloos.
Hundreds of Alams were carried by youths and junior youths. Tabut and Zuljanah were also carried in this mourning procession.
On the way at many places, the mourners were served with tea, coffee and snacks. The literature on the life of Imam Husain (a.s.) in Hindi, Marathi and English languages were distributed.
Youths participated in Zanjeer and Qama zani. Infants and children were seen in blood due to Qama hit.
The whole atmosphere was charged up by sound of Ya Husain, Ya Abbas, Ya Ali. As per the unofficial reports the participants were above 1,00,000 including men and women.
There was a heavy police bandobast and they did their job competitively. The ambulances and first-aid services were strewn all over the procession area. Though, in different places of Suburbs there were other procession remembering Imam Husain (a.s.), like Mira Road, Mumbra, Govandi etc, but this is central procession of Arbaeen in Mumbai.
In this crowded and over spilling procession, few youths were busy to collect signatures from mourners for the help and support of suppressed and oppressed people of Bahrain suffering under the tyrant monarch. They could manage to collect 10,000 and above signatures.
This procession in taken out by Anjumane Zulfiqariya (Jaunpur).

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