Muslims observe Muharram in Lucknow

Muslim devotees took part in religious processions during the holy month of Muharram in Lucknow. As part of the procession, devotees participated in fire-walking and self-flagellation to show their devotion. Muharram is considered to be the second holiest month after Ramadan for Muslims. They chant the Arabic phrase 'Ya Hussain' invoking memory of Hussain ibn Ali.