Eid ul-Fitur celebrations take place in subdued atmosphere
One of the major Islamic festivals, Eid ul-Fitur, is being celebrated across the world under the shadow of Novel Coronavirus today. Even in India, the festival is a low-key affair due to the nationwide lockdown.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishing the countrymen tweeted, “Eid Mubarak! Greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this special occasion further the spirit of compassion, brotherhood and harmony. May everyone be healthy and prosperous.”The festival that marks the conclusion of Ramzan – a month of fasting and prayer - is generally celebrated with great fanfare. But this time the markets wore a subdued look due to the lockdown and people refrained from purchasing clothes and other goodies that marked the festive spirit every year.
The Islamic leaders and clerics on Sunday urged the community not to perform mass namaz at mosques which is an integral part of the festival. Hence, the people will perform the namaz at their respective homes and abstain from any type of gathering.
The Jama Masjid in Delhi, the mosque where devotees offer prayers in huge numbers, also wore a deserted look.
However, many mosques in Southern states have carried live streaming of prayers.