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procession

1. a hymn, litany, etc., sung in a procession
2. Christianity the emanation of the Holy Spirit
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But it was spoiled by the Great Calcutta Killing, sparked by the armed Hindu-Sikh marauders' attack on unarmed Muslim processionists on their way to the Calcutta maidan, under a well-thought out plan to play havoc with law and order, and to help dislodge the only stable League ministry under Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy.
(41) Interestingly, some Muslim women, in protest against the misbehaviour of a few mischief-making Muslim men who threw dirty water on Hindu and Sikh women volunteers and processionists, discarded purdah in protest against the misbehaviour and joined the national movement.
Thereupon the police lathi charged the processionists and also resorted to aerial firing, as a result of which five activists Malik Muhammad Sultan, Malik Naeem Arshad, Munir Ahmad, Malik Muhammad Munir and Zahoor Ahmad were also slightly injured.
More than 60 per cent of the processionists belonged to Jamt-Shibir activists and most were armed with bamboo sticks.
The processionists came from 12 villages, clearly demarcated by banners held up by their members.