Jammu and Kashmir celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with fervor

The biggest Eid prayer gatherings will be held at historical Eid Gah Ground, Hazratbal Shrine, Polo Ground and other places in summer capital Srinagar.

By: ANI | Srinagar | Updated: July 6, 2016 10:44 am
A Kashmiri baker walks with a tray of pastries for sale ahead of Eid al-Fitr in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir Tuesday, July 5, 2016. (AP Photo) A baker in Kashmir walks with a tray of pastries ahead of Eid al-Fitr in Srinagar July 5, 2016. (AP Photo)

In Jammu and Kashmir, Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated on Wednesday with traditional religious gaiety and fervor, as lakhs of Muslims will be attending congregational Eid prayers in Eidgahs, Masjids and Shrines across the state.

Eid-ul-Fitr, is the festival of thanksgiving and celebrated after the culmination of holy month of Ramadan.

This is for the first time in the past many decades that Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated on the same day in Arab countries, Pakistan and Jammu Kashmir.

The biggest Eid prayer gatherings will be held at the historical Eid Gah Ground, Hazratbal Shrine, Polo Ground and other places in summer capital Srinagar.

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Similar gatherings will be held in Jammu city and district headquarters in all the three regions of the  including Kargil and Leh districts.

Men, women and children across state were seen walking towards Eid Gah grounds, mosques and other religious places to offer Eid congregational prayers.

The government has made adequate arrangements for the facilitation of the devotees and security arrangements have also been made to maintain law and order.

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