On the eve of Muharram, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday paid tributes to the sacrifices made by Hazrat Imam Hussain and other martyrs in Karbala.
In a solemn tribute to Hussain and 72 martyrs, the governor said, "Their martyrdom reminds mankind of the high principles of human dignity and morality."
He said in a statement that Hussain and his companions had sacrificed their lives for upholding the high values of truth, justice and righteousness.
The governor also prayed for peace, harmony and normalcy in J&K and Ladakh, the statement said.
Muharram is considered as one of the sacred months of the Islamic lunar calendar. The battle of Karbala, in which Hazrat Imam Hussain - the grandson of the Prophet - had attained martyrdom - is said to have been taken place in the 7th century.