It is a very controversial event as it is based around inflicting pain and effectively – self-harm. I was shocked seeing the visuals from the day. People were covered in blood, there were teenagers, kids, little children with blood dripping from their heads, held by who seemed to be their parents. The act of drawing blood is supposed to commemorate the innocent blood of Husayn. Many of the worshippers who take part in the religious event believe that it cleanses them of their sins.