Once the village found out about the brutality that Junaid and his two brothers faced on Thursday night, frantic calls went out to children from Khandawli working or living outside the village. Some parents advised their children to avoid the local train and opt for the Metro.
The biggest gathering was witnessed at Hazratbal shrine where more than 50,000 faithful offered prayers, officials said. They said the second largest gathering was held at the Eidgah in the old city in which more than 40,000 people participated.
"I firmly believe that this festival that celebrates humanity & goodness will bolster peace, brotherhood and happiness in the Valley," Union Minister Rajnath Singh said. Singh recently visited Kashmir in the backdrop of disturbances in the valley.
PM Narendra Modi tweets: "Eid-ul-Fitr greetings! May this auspicious day further the spirit of peace and brotherhood in our society." Modi, who is currently in Washington, is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump later in the evening.
Urging people to take inspiration from the pious festival, Narendra Modi said, "Ramzan is a month of holy donations, to spread happiness... Come, let us all together take inspiration to keep spreading the treasure of happiness and keep taking the nation forward."