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Dibrugarh Man Arrested for Vandalizing Vehicles on Muharram

Dibrugarh, September 12, 2019:

Dibrugarh police on Wednesday arrested a person who was allegedly involved in damaging a car parked beside a road in Dibrugarh town during a Muharram procession.

The accused has been identified as Fulkan Hussain of Mirzabag. Two private vehicles (bearing registration numbers AS 06 P 9849 and AS 06 K 7736), were allegedly damaged during the incident.

Dibrugarh police registered a case bearing no. 1523/19 yesterday in this regard and arrested the accused.

Dibrugarh district of Assam witnessed acts of vandalism during the holy celebration of the Islamic festival of Muharram on Wednesday.

During the peaceful processions known as Taziya carried out in the district to mourn the death Imam Hussain (grandson of Prophet Muhammad, as well a righteous Muslim leader) in the famous Battle of Karbala more than 1300 years back. However, some unidentified miscreants disrupted the proceedings by vandalizing a few vehicles that were parked near the streets.

The locals alleged that the miscreants carried sharp weapons and hit what came their way in the presence of the police personnel.

Speaking to Inside Northeast, Dibrugarh SP, Subashini Sankaran confirmed the incident, and said, “Specifically, three vehicles were vandalized during the Muharram celebrations. A case has been registered in this matter, and the concerned organizers are been contacted. An investigation is going on in relation to the case.”

Muḥarram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. The general meaning of the adjective Muharram means “banned, barred, forbidden, illegal, illicit, impermissible, prohibited, unlawful, unpermitted, unauthorized”. It is one of the four sacred months of the year during which warfare is forbidden.

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