Jamshedpur, Sept 10: Muharram was observed amid tight security in the city with heavy police deployment in sensitive areas including Mango which have seen tensions in the recent years.
Thousands of Muslims took out processions today on the occasion of Muharram which passed off peacefully.
Processions carrying tazias and black flags and beating their chests in ceremonial mourning were taken out.
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.
Police personnel in anti-riot gear, including six additional companies of police, RAF and CRPF were posted to deal with any situation in case of any emergency.
The processions started in the evening and passed through routes which have already been identified and sterilized and end at the symbolic Karbala.
Policemen have been deployed in the area and along the routes which will be closely monitored by senior police officials.
Meanwhile, police issued a WhatsApp number among the people for informing the district police about any person who tries to create disturbance by posting objectionable message through the social media during the observation of Muharram.
District administration had also restricted movement of heavy vehicles on the occasion of Muharram.
The `no-entry’ which was imposed from 9 am on Tuesday will continue till 6 am on Wednesday .