Muharram passes off peacefully in GujaratDecember 28th, 2009 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Dec 28 (IANS) Barring a small incident of stone pelting on a procession, immersion of “tazias” (replicas of the shrine of prophet Mohammad’s martyred grandson Hussain) on the occasion of Muharram passed off peacefully in Ahmedabad and other parts of Gujarat Monday.
Police said some stones were thrown towards the fag end of the tazia procession in Retiavadi area under the Mirzapur police station here Monday evening. Police quickly swung into action and dispersed the miscreants by firing half a dozen teargas shells after which the procession continued undisturbed to immerse the tazias in the Sabarmati river.
More than 90 tazias were taken out in Ahmedabad on the occasion of Muharram. The day passed off incident-free in other parts of the state, police said.