Eid al-Adha a low-key affair as religious leaders ask to perform prayers at home

Eid al-Adha a low-key affair as religious leaders ask to perform prayers at home

Muslims offer prayers on the ocassion of Eid-al-Adha at Jama Masjid in Amritsar on Saturday.

Amritsar, August 1

Following the restrictions on social gathering, only a few persons offered prayer of Eid al-Adha at local mosques here on Saturday. The Muslims in the city used to gather in the Eidgahs at Hall Bazar and Sultanwind Road in large number on festival. But this time, the worshippers were advised to maintain social distancing during the prayers to contain the spread of the virus. The religious leaders had asked the worshipers to not gather at Eidgahs. The police administration also did not allow the devotees to attend the prayer in Eidgah. Around 50 men performed prayers at the Hall Bazar mosque by taking precautions against the coronavirus, such as wearing face masks. Sarmad, a worshipper said, “The religious leaders asked to perform the prayers at home and avoid the social gathering. So I have performed prayer at home.” TNS

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