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DNA Verified: Delhi Police issues warning against false rumours over Chehlum procession

On the 40th day following Muharram, Chehlum is held to remember the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad's grandson.

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Ahead of the G20 Summit, Delhi Police on Thursday issued a warning against rumours that "wrongly project" the Chehlum procession as a protest by members of one particular community.

Delhi Police posted on X, “Some social media handles are wrongly projecting videos of Chehlum procession, as communal protest before G20 Summit. The Chehlum procession is traditional one and carried out with due permissions from the law enforcing agencies. Please do not spread rumours.”

The Shia Muslim community on Thursday observed Chehlum in Delhi.

In light of the holy festival, Delhi Police ordered a traffic restriction for the Chehlum procession on Wednesday and asked people to take the metro, according to officials.

On the 40th day following Muharram, Chehlum is held to remember the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad's grandson. Due to the G20 Summit, the major Chehlum procession, which included Tazia, Alam, and other participants, began from Pahari Bhojla on Wednesday at 8.30 a.m.

It proceeds to Dargah Shah-e-Mardan and later to Karbala via Chitli Qabar, Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid, Hauz Qazi, Ajmeri Gate, Paharganj Bridge, Chelmsford Road, and New Delhi Railway Station in north Delhi.

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