Eid ul-Fitr 2017 LIVE updates: Incidents of stone-pelting reported in J-K amid Eid celebrations

Eid ul-Fitr 2017 LIVE updates: The festival begins with morning prayers (Namaz), Muslims gather at mosque before holding family gatherings and visiting friends. Eid is seen as a time of forgiveness and of giving thanks to Allah for helping people to complete their spiritual fasting.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 26, 2017 6:41 pm
eid, eid 2017, Eid al-Fitr 2017, eid in india, muslims eid, muslim celebrate eid, eid celebration, jama masjid, eid food, indian express news, india news Eid ul-Fitr 2017 LIVE updates: Muslims offer Eid ul-Fitr prayers at the Jama Mosque in New Delhi. (AP Photo)

Millions across the world are celebrating Eid ul-Fitr, which marks the end of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan that began on May 27 and ended on Saturday, June 24. The timing of Eid ul-Fitr is based on the Islamic lunar calendar. Eid ul-Fitr begins with morning prayers (Namaz), wherein Muslims gather at a mosque before holding family gatherings and visiting friends. Eid is seen as a time of forgiveness and of thanksgiving to Allah for helping people complete their spiritual fasting. Not only this, many Muslims donate food to those who are less fortunate .

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as well as several other political leaders, took to Twitter to greet those celebrating the festival. PM Modi said, “Eid-ul-Fitr greetings! May this auspicious day further the spirit of peace and brotherhood in our society.” Home Minister Rajnath Singh greeted Muslims in Kashmir. He said, “I wish our brothers, sisters and dear kids of Kashmir a very happy Eid from the bottom of my heart. I firmly believe that this festival that celebrates humanity & goodness will bolster peace, brotherhood and happiness in the Valley.”

Live Updates:

6:35 pm: There was no action at the Line of Control on Monday given the occasion of Eid, a senior army official told PTI. “Guns are silent today. There is no report of any firing and shelling by the Pakistani Army along the LoC.” In the last month, there have been 20 violations, a BAT attack and two infiltration bids in which four people were killed.

6:23 pm: Personnel from the Army distribute sweets in Anantnag.

3:35 pm: On the occasion of Eid, Nagaland Governor P B Acharya expressed hope that “this sacred occasion will usher-in good will and harmony and further strengthen the values of composite society”. The festival is being celebrated with fervour across the state today.

A Muslim man carries a disabled person on his back to Feroz Shah Kotla Jami Mosque for Eid al-Fitr prayers in New Delhi. (Source: AP)

3:30 pm: Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav has questioned Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s absence at the Lucknow eidgah, which is usually attended by CMs of the state. “I am an ousted chief minister…I am here. Whey he (Yogi) has not come he should tell,” Akhilesh was quoted as saying by PTI.

3:20 pm: Muslims offer namaz at Akluj in Solapur, Maharashtra. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor Vidyasagar Rao greeted people on the occasion.

(Source: PTI)

2:30 pm: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi greets Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after offering namaz during Eid celebrations at Panchkuian Masjid in New Delhi on Monday.

2:00 pm: Rohingya Muslim children wear traditional dresses on the occasion of Eid near a refugee camp in New Delhi.

1:50 pm: Muslim women offering namaz on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr at School Ground in Chennai on Monday.

1:45 pm: Sweets were exchange India and Bangladesh on Eid at the Indo-Bangladesh border at BOP Fulbari

1:00 pm: Kirron Kher‏, addressed gathering on the occasion of Eid-Al-Fitr on Monday morning at Jama Masjid, Chandigarh

12:10 pm: A few incident of stone-pelting and clashes between protesters and security forces were reported in the Valley.

Police chase the demonstrators during a protest after Eid al-Fitr prayers, in Srinagar June, 26, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Ismail Policeman tries to remove a handcart which was used as a barricade by demonstrators during a protest after Eid al-Fitr prayers, in Srinagar June, 26, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

11:50 am: People offered prayers on Eid and exchanged greetings at Eidgah in Ayodhya

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10:30 am: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi tweets, “Eid Mubarak to all. May this day be filled with love,blessings & the warmth of family & friends.”

10: 28 am: Men say their prayers during Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Badshahi mosque in Lahore, Pakistan

10: 25 am: Eid prayers offered at Eidgah Ground in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad, greetings exchanged.

Moradabad: A security person keeps vigil as muslims offering namaz on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr in Moradabad on Monday. PTI Photo (PTI6_26_2017_000081b)

10:00 am: Eid prayers offered at Makkah Masjid near Charminar in Hyderabad.

10: 21 am: Eid prayers offered at Aishbagh Eidgah in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow

10: 15 am: Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at Sarkhej Roza mosque to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Ahmedabad.

9:55 am: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attended Eid celebrations at Kolkata’s Red Road. She said, “We all stand united,no one can break us. We are for all & we fight for all. There are times when one has to show courage and conviction. Attempts are being made to create an atmosphere of intolerance. We believe we are united; we are for all. We are ‘insaan’ first, Hindus, Muslims or Christians later.”

9:30 am: After a 12 hours band relaxation in the Darjeeling hills, Muslims celebrated Eid.

9:15 am: President Pranab Mukherjee greeted the nation. “Greetings to all my fellow citizens, particularly my Muslim brothers & sisters, in India & abroad on Idu’l Fitr,” the President tweeted. “May this joyous occasion, which marks the culmination of the period of fasting and prayer during the Holy month of Ramzan, bring happiness, peace and prosperity and be an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to serve humanity,” he added.

9: 13 am: People in Aligarh offered Eid prayers at Eidgah in Shah Jamal

9:05 am: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar offered wishes to people of Bihar & the whole country. He said, “Festival represents the spirit of love & friendship.”

8:45am: In Haryana people offered Eid prayers wearing black arm bands in Ballabhgarh’s Kandhawali, to protest lynching of a man from their village.

Eid day scene from Ballabgarh. Villagers offered namaz with black bands around their arms. Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal

8:30am: People offered prayers at a mosque in Jammu & Kashmir’s Srinagar. Earlier, on Sunday, police issued an advisory, asking its personnel not to offer their Eid prayers in general mosques, Eidgah (common prayer grounds) or isolated areas, but to stick to security establishments and protected mosques.

8:12 am: Mumbai also saw great gathering. People offered prayers at Mahim Dargah and greeted each other.

8:10 am: Muslims in Bhopal and Patna also gathered to offer prayer at the mosque. People went to  Gandhi Maidan in Patna.

8:00 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished the nation.

7:15 am: Home minister Rajnath Singh greets Muslims of Kashmir.

7: 05: President of Nationalist Congress Party, Sharad Pawar also took to twitter to wish the nation. He said, “May this festival bring Happiness and Prosperity to all.”

7:00 am: Muslims gathered at Delhi’s Jama Masjid to offer prayers and to greet each other. It is one of the largest mosques in India.

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  1. K
    Kg
    Jun 26, 2017 at 4:23 pm
    Very imbalanced looking festival, with only men around, without balancing female energy, beauty and charm, when 50 percent of their people are chained inside homes, what is this? Have you seen festival of Hindus, Christians or any other? Men, women, children,old, young all come together, meet and have fun.There is colour, fun, romance and beauty in festivals.What is this? Only men?This segregation is very unhealthy for the society, perhaps thats why Muslim youth is frustrated.
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    1. M
      Muslim
      Jun 26, 2017 at 4:49 pm
      Nice to see so many Muslim people. One day entire India will celebrate Eid.
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    2. K
      Kg
      Jun 26, 2017 at 4:16 pm
      Where are Muslim women? Cooking, washing clothes and cleaning inside homes, for men to return and have a feast? Of course, it used to be like that in tents of Suadi Arabia 1400 years ago.Women and animals are to be kept chain.
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      1. Z
        Zaki
        Jun 26, 2017 at 11:35 am
        Eid mubarakh
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        1. D
          Dc
          Jun 26, 2017 at 11:19 am
          Lovely scenes ❤️
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