After the Ottoman minister "Omar Lotfi Pasha" known as "Sardar Akram" took control over the state of Iraq in 1274 Hijri, 1831 AD, he ordered to recruit the people of the holy city of Karbala to the Ottoman army in order to quell the strife in several cities of Iraq.
Sardar Akram has ordered the Karbala's citizens to provide 50 thousands men to join the Ottoman army, as the people refused that order, and showed discontent and disobedience, which led to quarrels with the recruitment members, and resulted in the killing of one civilian, and one of the army members.
This incident drove the governor to recruit 30 people of the city to join the Ottoman army in Baghdad by force after arresting them.
Al-Hussein City – Summary of the History of Karbala: by Mohammed Hassan Al-Kalidar, Series of publication of The Karbala Center for Studies and Research Vol. 4.