Rediff.com  » News » PHOTOS: India celebrates Eid al-Adha amid COVID-19 fear

PHOTOS: India celebrates Eid al-Adha amid COVID-19 fear

By THE REDIFF NEWS BUREAU
Last updated on: July 21, 2021 18:48 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

Eid-ul-Adha was celebrated across the country with limited number of people offering prayers at mosques amid gathering curbs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mass 'namaz' at mosques were absent this year also as the government continued to impose strict restrictions fearing resurgence of the pandemic after a drop in cases this month.

As only 40 people were permitted for prayers adhering to stringent pandemic protocol, there was no usual festive mood in mosques across the southern state, which used to witness a sea of devotees since morning during the occasion.

Most devotees stayed indoors to offer 'namaz' as religious and festive gatherings remain prohibited in most part of the country. 

Here are some of the glimpses.

 

Jama Masjid wears an almost deserted look as only a few Muslims offered prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Adha owing to COVID-19 pandemic in New Delhi. Photograph: Ravi Choudhary/PTI Photo

Muslims come out of the Jumma Mosque after EID al-Adha prayers in Ahmedabad. Photograph: PTI Photo

Children greet each other at the Jama Masjid. Photograph: Ravi Choudhary/PTI Photo

Muslims offer prayers at the Jama Masjid Khairuddin in Amritsar. Photograph: PTI Photo

Children greet each other on the occasion of Eid al-Adha at Taj Mahal complex in Agra. Photograph: PTI Photo

Police personnel guard in the old city area near Jama Masjid on the occasion of Eid al-Adha in Prayagraj. Photograph: PTI Photo

Muslims undergo thermal scanning before offering prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Adha at Vashi Ullah mosque in Prayagraj. Photograph: PTI Photo
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
THE REDIFF NEWS BUREAU
 
The War Against Coronavirus

The War Against Coronavirus