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PHOTOS: India celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr amid lockdown

May 25, 2020 21:08 IST
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Subdued celebrations marked Eid-ul-Fitr in the country on Monday with people keeping away from mosques and celebrating the day in the confines of their homes.

Clerics had urged people to follow social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At some places, notices were pasted outside mosques, urging people to offer prayers at home due to the pandemic.

For the food lovers too the festivities were lacklustre with meat items missing in the markets.

The streets which used to remain crowded during the festival were largely empty.

 

IMAGE: Muslim boys greet each other after offering Eid prayers at historical Khairudeen Jama Masjid during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar, on Monday. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: A Muslim man, wearing a face mask, offers Eid prayers at Moti Masjid, in Bhopal. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Jama Masjid wears a deserted look on Eid-ul-Fitr, in Old Delhi, on Monday. Photograph: Arun Sharma/PTI Photo

IMAGE: Children offer prayers on the roof of a house on the occasion of Eid in Nadia. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Muslims exchange greetings in front of the closed Nakhoda Masjid in Kolkata. Photograph: Ashok Bhaumik/PTI Photo

IMAGE: A Muslim man offers prayers at the gate of a closed mosque in Guwahati, on Monday. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Muslims from Bihar wearing new clothes on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr walk near a shelter-home, in New Delhi, on Monday. Photograph: Kamal Kishore/PTI Photo

IMAGE: A Muslim family rides a scooter near historic Charminar on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr festival, in Hyderabad, on Monday. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Police personnel stand guard at an Eidgah where Eid prayers were not allowed in Dehradun. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: A view of Taj-Ul-Masajid wearing a deserted look as only a few Muslims offered Eid prayers there due to ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Bhopal, on Monday. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: A Muslim man offers prayers at historical Khairudeen Jama Masjid in Amritsar. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Muslims offer Eid prayers at a residence in Guwahati. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel stand guard near Jama Musjid in Old Delhi. Photograph: Arun Sharma/PTI Photo

IMAGE: : A Muslim family offers Eid prayers at their home in Chennai. Photograph: PTI Photo
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