Gaiety & fervour mark Ramzan

Gaiety & fervour mark Ramzan
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Gaiety & fervour mark Ramzan
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Lakhs of Muslims thronged mosques and eidgahs across the country on Wednesday to offer prayers and exchanged greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-dusk fasting of Ramzan.

New Delhi/Hyderabad: Lakhs of Muslims thronged mosques and eidgahs across the country on Wednesday to offer prayers and exchanged greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-dusk fasting of Ramzan.

Thousands of people participated at the Eidgah Mir Alam near the Nehru Zoological Park and offered prayers under the leadership of Maulana Hafeez Rizwan Qureshi, Khateeb Mecca Masjid. Several political leaders, officials belonging to Minority Welfare and Police departments attended the prayers at the Eidgah.

MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Hyderabad Deputy Mayor Baba Fasiuddin, Wakf Board Chairman Mohammed Saleem participated in the prayers. Irrespective of religion and political parties people visited their friends and relatives and enjoyed the spirit of the festival in Hyderabad.

Similarly, large congregations were witnessed at several prominent mosques, including the historic Jama Masjid, in the national capital as people gathered to offer 'namaz'. In Jammu and Kashmir, the largest congregation was at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar, even as clashes broke out in some places in the old city area between protestors and security forces after Eid prayers.

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