There is a universal appeal in his martyrdom. Hazrat Imam Hussein sacrificed his all, but he refused to submit to a tyrannical government. He never gave any weight to the fact that his material force was far less in comparison with that of an enemy; the power of faith to his greatest force, which regards all material force as nothing. This sacrifice is a beacon light of guidance for every community and every nation.

– Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (1st Prime Minister of India) –