Nearly one hundred million Muslims of India observed the day of MUHARRAM by enacting the scenes from the killing of prophet HASSAN HUSSAIN.
LS MS CU Mohammadens fighting with sticks in the procession to commemorate the Karbla fighting.
MS D. O.
LS Mohammadens watching the procession from the steps of the historic mosque-Jama Nasjid.
MS Mohammadens mourning the death of their religious leader by beating their breasts. (Note the blood oozing out).
MS Several more shots of the above.
CU Two close ups of a old Mohammaden bearing his breast.
CU A child beating his breasts.
CU Two small children mourning.
MS Some more shots of mourning.
MS Tilt shot of a beautifully decorated effigy.
MS D O.
MS LS Several shots of the effigies being carried in procession.
NB. After shot No. 9, there are shots of mock sword fighting in the procession.
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Background: Nearly one hundred million Muslims of India observed the day of MUHARRAM by enacting the scenes from the killing of prophet HASSAN HUSSAIN. Several thousand took out a procession through the streets of Delhi and beat their bodies in mourning. They also carried effigies to be hurried ceremonially in a field outside the side. Delicate work had been put into the making of these. Several teams of Muslims put up mock fights in the streets with sticks and swords. Even a little child of six years was beating his body as forcefully and blood poured out.