Modi tweeted, “Eid Mubarak! Best wishes on Eid-ul-Adha. May this day further the spirit of collective empathy, harmony and inclusivity in the service of greater good.”
The Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers additionally exchanged sweets at numerous factors alongside the border, the primary time since Pakistani facet shunned the customized in 2019 after the Centre abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave particular standing to Jammu and Kashmir.
A BSF spokesperson stated the “exchange of sweets took place between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers on the occasion of Eid at JCP (joint check post) Attari” in Punjab’s Amritsar district.
An analogous trade of sweets occurred between the 2 forces alongside the border in Rajasthan and Jammu.
Sweets have been additionally exchanged between the BSF and their Bangladesh counterpart BGB at a number of places alongside the 4,096-km-long border.
In Uttar Pradesh, the same old buzz was lacking as folks most popular to have a good time the pageant within the confines of their properties.
Led by Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangi Mahali, round 50 folks provided “namaz” with masks on whereas sustaining social distancing on the historic Eidgah in Lucknow.
They prayed for the eradication of coronavirus and growth of the country, a press release issued by the Islamic Centre of India stated.
The centre had issued an advisory for celebrating the pageant in accordance with the federal government pointers, which had stated that no more than 50 folks ought to collect at anywhere at a given time.
In Tamil Nadu, the religious provided prayers at mosques in conformity with COVID-19 protocols.
Special prayers have been held across the state in mosques and different designated locations and lots of stated they prayed for an early finish to the Covid-19 pandemic and all-round prosperity.
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister M Ok Stalin, AIADMK leaders O Panneerselvam and K Palaniswami prolonged greetings.
Meanwhile, Eid was celebrated with fervour in neighbouring Puducherry, with prayers being held in mosques, together with at Nellithoppu.
Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and Chief Minister N Rangasamy greeted folks on the event.
The Muslim group in Kerala celebrated Bakrid in a subdued method at their properties sans normal social gatherings.
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan greeted folks on the event.
Mass “namaz” at mosques have been absent this yr additionally as the federal government continued to impose strict restrictions fearing resurgence of the pandemic after a drop in instances this month.
As solely 40 folks have been permitted for prayers adhering to stringent pandemic protocol, there was no normal festive temper in mosques across the southern state, which used to witness a sea of devotees since morning through the event.
Devotees could possibly be seen following social distancing norms through the prayers contained in the mosques.
Considering their security, the vast majority of mosque authorities have requested devotees to return for the Eid prayer within the morning after performing “Vulu” (cleansing) and to hold their very own “Musalla” (sheet for niskaram)”.
They additionally appeared to keep away from the same old trade of pleasantries and embraces after the prayers.
The Supreme Court‘s criticism of the federal government’s relaxations for Bakrid in areas with excessive COVID- 19 positivity fee additional dulled the spirit for some forward of the pageant.
Devotees largely stayed indoors to supply “namaz” in Delhi.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal greeted folks on the event.
“Hearty wishes to all the countrymen on Eid-ul-Adha. May this festival bring happiness and prosperity in your lives,” Kejriwal tweeted.
The day lacked normal hustle bustle and festivity as main mosques reminiscent of Jama Masjid and Fatehpuri Masjid in previous Delhi have been closed for the guests.
Police personnel have been additionally deployed outdoors the mosques to stop crowding.
“As congregational prayers are not allowed due to COVID-19 restrictions, just a few staffers and their family members offered namaz on Eid-ul-Adha today. People themselves are careful and not thronging the mosques to keep safe from the virus,” stated Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid.
A senior police officer stated,”Posters were also pasted with police wishing everyone Eid Mubarak and at the same time urging them to celebrate the festival at home with their families and stay safe.”
The celebrations in Kashmir have been a low key for the third consecutive yr since August 2019.
A majority of the devoted marked the pageant of sacrifice by providing prayers in small teams and observing social distancing.
No prayers have been provided at main mosques and shrines of Kashmir because of restrictions on massive gatherings, officers stated.
While small gatherings for Eid prayers have been witnessed at native mosques, some folks most popular to supply the prayers at residence.
Thousands of sheep and goats have been sacrificed by Muslims across the Valley to mark the custom of Prophet Ibrahim, the officers stated.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha prolonged Eid greetings to folks.
“In view of evolving situation, I urge everyone to follow the Covid preventive protocols, offer Eid prayers at home and stay safe,” he added.
Leaders of a number of political events additionally prolonged Eid greetings.