Baku. Hafiz Heydarov - APA. Security will be tightened in Baku on Ashura ceremonies, deputy chief of Baku Main Police Office, Colonel Sahlab Bagirov told APA. He said Interior Ministry gave a special instruction on maintenance of public order and safety in the republic, including the capital. “Baku police will tighten security on Ashura, public order will be completely ensured,” he said.
Bagirov said extra police officers will be deployed to ensure public safety in all mosques and sanctuaries in Baku.
“There will be no interference in the places, where religious rites will be carried out. But ceremonies, marches outside certain places will be prevented,” he said.
Baku State Traffic Police Office told APA that the traffic police will also tighten security. The State Traffic Police Office has deployed necessary forces to ensure traffic safety in and near the places, where the ceremonies will be held. Traffic can be restricted in some places in connection with ceremonies.
The Caucasian Muslims Board announced the list of the mosques and sacred places, where the blood donation campaigns will be held during the Ashura ceremonies in Azerbaijan.
On November 25, the blood donation campaigns will be held at seven mosques and one sacred place in Baku, 6 mosques in the regions by the Caucasian Muslims Board. The citizens may join the blood donation campaigns at Taza Pir, Haji Sultan Ali, Bibiheybat, Juma mosque in Icheri Sheher, Garachukhur and Keshla mosques, the Sanctuary of Mir Movsum Aga, Juma mosque in Sumgayit, Imamzadeh mosque in Ganja, Heydar mosque in Mingachevir, mosque in Shaki, Boyukbazar mosque in Lankaran and Juma mosque in Barda.