President Jammu and Kashmir Anjuman Sharie Shian, Hujjtul Islam Wal Muslimeen Aga Syed Hassan Mosavi Al-Safavi presided over a high-level online meeting through video conferencing on 12 August 2020. In a statement issued later, Anjuman’s spokesperson said since the issue is sensitive and has religious complications and emotional charge, the deliberations were done on every aspect of the conduct of the Muharram 1442/2020 in the extraordinary circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic.
The statement quoted the spokesperson as saying: “However, the meeting was conducted under the light of the stances taken by the Mara’jey in Iraq and Iran and fatwas and advisories issued by the Leader of Islamic Republic Ayatollah Imam Khamnaie and Grand Marja Ayatollah Syed Ali Hussaini Sistani.”
The meeting was attended by the Anjuman’s Executive Council, representative of the General Council, Ulema Council, Youth Wing and all District President also participated.
The logistics was examined and pressed that Anjuman Quick Reaction Team will be activated on the Muharram duty across Kashmir and 14 for 14 formula will be practiced according to the Special Operation Procedure (SOPs).
“Although the Muharram is only being downscaled to prevent communication of the disease, but in addition, we will do every sought of azadari and pay tribute to the Great Martyrs at our homes,” the statement read.
Spokesperson concluded that due to this, unanimously the resolution was passed and rectified by the President of the organization that Congregations and Processions will be held but in strict affinity with the guidelines.