Srinagar: Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in Kashmir today following the announcement about sighting of Shawaal moon.
However, no major congregational Eid prayers will be held in view of the ongoing surge in Covid-19 cases. Experts have urged people to avoid gatherings on Eid to put brakes on Covid spread.
The decision about celebrating Eid followed an announcement by Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee in Pakistan late night. Soon after announcements about Eid were made on loudspeakers in Masjids in the Valley.
Kashmir’s Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam said he too received witnesses on sighting of Shawaal moon.
Witnesses have been on record on sighting the Shawal moon at several places, leading to the conclusion that Eid will be celebrated tomorrow, Islam told GNS.
“I felicitate the people of J&K on the auspicious occasion of Eid and pray to Almighty Allah that this auspicious occasion be the harbinger of peace and prosperity for the entire J&K”, the top-cleric said. “We all should seek intervention from Almighty Allah to eradicate us this ongoing Covid menace, wrecking havoc across the globe for two years now”, Islam added.
India and Bangladesh announced that they will celebrate Eid on Friday.