Hyderabad: Muslims in the city are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr on Friday. The festival is celebrated on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal and ends the fasting month of Ramzan.
Since morning, a festive atmosphere prevailed across the city with people rushing out early in the morning to make last minute purchases. Traffic slowdown was witnessed at several places.
Adhering to the request of community elders and religious scholars, many prayed at their homes instead of heading to mosques and Idgahs to attend the prayers.
At important mosques in the city, only the management committee members attended the regular prayers and the general public were not allowed.
After the prayers, dressed in festive attire, people came out and greeted their neighbours and well-wishers. Most people avoided going out long distances to meet their relatives in view of the lockdown restrictions. Instead, people preferred social networking platforms to convey Eid greetings.
Special supplications were made to bring solace from the pandemic and for strength to the families affected by the pandemic. As a customary practice, people prepared the traditional sheer kurma and savoured it with sumptuous meals.
Meanwhile the police made elaborate security arrangements and senior officials were out on streets after 10 am to enforce the lockdown. It is for the second consecutive year that Ramzan is being celebrated against the backdrop of Covid19 and a lockdown.
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