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Low-key Eid celebrations in India in shadow of COVID-19

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May 14, 2021 17:05 IST
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Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations in the country were low-key on Friday owing to the Covid-induced lockdown in several state, with families offering prayers at home.

At several places, a large number of families offered prayers from their terrace or in the garden.

In the wake of the coronavirus curfew, Muslim leaders had appealed to the members to pray at home or from their terraces, and reach out to the needy.

 

Jama Masjid wears a deserted look on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, during the ongoing COVID-induced lockdown in New Delhi. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo

Muslim devotees greet each other on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr near Jama Masjid in New Delhi. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo

Muslim devotees offer prayers on the terrace in Prayagraj. Photograph: PTI Photo

A Muslim devotee reads Quran at Jama Masjid in New Delhi. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo

Juma Masjid wears a deserted look on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr during the second wave of COVID-19 in Ahmedabad. Photograph: PTI Photo

Jama Masjid wears a deserted look. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo

Muslim devotees greet each other after offering prayers on the occasion of Eid-al-Fit at Jama Masjid Khairuddin in Amritsar. Photograph: PTI Photo

Muslim devotees offer prayers in Bhopal. Photograph: PTI Photo

Members of a mosque greet police personnel after offering prayers on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr in Varanasi. Photograph: PTI Photo

Police personnel stand guard outside an Idgah on Eid-al-Fitr during the ongoing COVID-induced lockdown in Kanpur. Photograph: PTI Photo
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