Hussaini Brahman Hindus observe Muharram in Delhi

Belying expectations of trouble, Muharram was observed peacefully in the capital amid heavy police presence, and like every year, the Hindus took out a Muharram Taziya of their own in Kalyanpuri, crying and beating their chests in ritual mourning that marks the occasion. The community claims one of their ancestors, Rahib Dutt, fought in the Karbala battle on the side of Imam Hussain and even sacrificed this sons in the conflict, over 1400 years ago. Ever since, the community came to be known as Hussaini Brahmans. Women clad in black saris also take part in the processions.