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People across Kashmir mark Eid al-Fitr

Syed Ali Safvi
Press TV, Indian-administered Kashmir


Eid al-Fitr, an occasion that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, has been observed across the Indian-administered Kashmir with tremendous religious fervor.

Clad in the festivity, tens of thousands of people flocked to mosques, shrines, and other holy places to perform Eid prayers.

Religious scholars attending the event, said after a month of fasting, Eid is a time of collective and individual reflection and introspection and also to express gratitude to the Almighty Allah for his favors. They also prayed for peace, stability, unity, and solidarity for Muslims around the world. 

The largest congregational prayers in this part of the world were held at the iconic Hazratbal Shrine on the banks of Dal Lake.

After the prayers, people paid visits to each other’s homes and exchanged greetings. Special dishes and desserts were also prepared by almost every household to share with friends and relatives. 

Eid also saw markets in the region buzzing with activity after a long gap. Traders are hopeful for better days ahead. 

Shawwal moon was sighted in Kashmir and in mainland India on Friday. Eid al-Fitr marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramadan and is celebrated by Muslims throughout the world. 

Dipped in a festive mood, people in Kashmir celebrated Eid al-Fitr with great zest and zeal. They prayed that this Eid becomes a harbinger of peace, progress, and prosperity for the crisis-hit Himalayan region.

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