India: Hundreds self-flagellate in Hyderabad Ashura festival *GRAPHIC*

Hundreds of Shia Muslim men self-flagellated to commemorate the Shia Muslim festival of Ashura in the Indian city of Mumbai on Friday. Mourners were seen cutting themselves with knives and whipping their backs. Ashura, which takes place on the tenth day of Muharram in the the Islamic Hijri calendar, is a day of mourning which commemorates the killing of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the... Еще Prophet Muhammad, as well as his family and companions at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram, 61 AH (10 October 680 AD).

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