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Muslims observe Muharram in Kolkata, Delhi

Muharram, which is considered to be the most sacred of the months for Muslims was observed on Tuesday (November 4) amid tight security in the national capital with heavy police deployment in sensitive areas.

Muharram, which is considered to be the most sacred of the months for Muslims was observed on Tuesday (November 4) amid tight security in the national capital with heavy police deployment in sensitive areas. (Source: AP)

Thousands of Muslims came out in processions on the streets of Kolkata on the occasion of Muharram. (Source: Express Photo by Partha Paul)

Men carried black flags and beat their chests in ceremonial mourning around the country. (Source: AP)

Muharram is a day of bereavement, when Muslims give to charity, observe fasts and pray in remembrance of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed who was martyred some 1330 years ago at Karbala in Iraq. (Source: PTI)

Muslim-dominated areas of Kolkata such as Park Circus, Rajabazar, Kolkata port area and Metiabruz saw huge processions. (Source: Express Photo by Partha Paul)

Children from a young age are also part of the customs and traditions. (Source: Express Photo by Partha Paul)

n the state of Maharashtra, crowds gathered on the street at Karad. (Source: PTI)

The traditional Bibi Ka Alam procession passes through Charminar in Hyderabad. (Source: PTI)

A young Muslim boy holds his chest as he walks with the procession. (Source: AP)

A Hindu woman was also seen during the Muharram procession in Kolkata. (Source: Express Photo by Partha Paul)