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Prayers,brotherhood in Muzaffarnagar mark Eid

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Hundreds of thousands of Muslims thronged mosques to offer prayers as mass animal sacrifices,piety and spirit of brotherhood marked Eid-ul-Azha which was celebrated across the country with traditional fervour.
Refuges from Muzaffarnagar riot affected villages celebrated Eid in their relief camps at Malakpur village in Shamli district (Uttar Pradesh). (IE photo: Ravi Kanojia)

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With security forces keeping a hawk-eye vigil,the congregational prayers passed off peacefully. (IE photo: Ravi Kanojia)

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Muslims rededicated themselves to Islamic tenets of love and piety to mark the Festival of Sacrifice which commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. (IE photo: Ravi Kanojia)

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Thousands of sheep and goats were sacrificed as people distributed the meat among neighbours and relatives on the pious occasion.
A girl at the relief camp gets ready for Eid celebrations. (IE photo: Ravi Kanojia)

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The young and old alike,attired in their best festival outfits,hugged each other wishing 'Eid Mubarak' as relief and charity programmes for the poor and needy were held at many places. (IE photo: Ravi Kanojia)

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Children were a happy lot receiving Eidi (Eid money) from elders. (IE photo: Ravi Kanojia)

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Clerics and community leaders delivered sermons on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha,also know Bakr-Id,which occurs the day after pilgrims conducting Haj,the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia by Muslims worldwide,descend from Mount Arafat. (IE photo: Ravi Kanojia)

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Imams,in their speeches,asked the faithful to follow principles of love,compassion and kindness as preached by Islam. (IE photo: Ravi Kanojia)