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Kolkatans celebrate Eid-ul-Zuha with fervour

Around 10,000 people had gathered at Red Road for namaz this morning,on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha.

Around 10,000 people had gathered at Red Road for namaz this morning,on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha. Qazi Fazlur Rahman led the gathering in today’s namaz. Trinamool Congress heavyweights Mukul Roy and Javed Khan were also present.

People had gathered for namaz in the morning at Eidgahs,masjids and other open spaces across the city and after the prayers,they embraced each other,exchanging greetings.

Eid-ul-Zuha or Bakri Eid is the Eid of sacrifice and Muslims sacrificed animals such as cows,goats,camels and other animals in accordance with the Sunnah Ibrahimi. According to the tradition,the meat is divided into three parts. One for friends and relatives,one for the poor and one for the family. Islamic NGOs were also seen collecting animals’ skin and arrange to sell those off,the proceeds being used for charity.