After 2 yrs, scores of devotees throng mosques to offer Eid Namaz

On Tuesday morning, several mosques shifted the Namaz timings, keeping in mind the summer heat. Some others held special prayers in two shifts to accomodate scores of devotees.
After 2 yrs, scores of devotees throng mosques to offer Eid Namaz
Eid prayers in DelhiPTI

After a gap of two years, the Namaz of Eid was performed in mosques across Delhi, including at the historic Jama Masjid and Fatehpuri Masjid, as COVID-19 restrictions remained suspended due to a dip in cases. On Tuesday morning, several mosques shifted the Namaz timings, keeping in mind the summer heat. Some others held special prayers in two shifts to accomodate scores of devotees.

Tight security arrangements were put in place at major religious places and also in different parts of the city for peaceful progression of the Namaz. The Delhi Police said it has warned of strict legal action against rumour mongers.Festivities broke out with people greeting and hugging each other after the Namaz and shopping their favourite delicacies."The Namaz of Eid is performed after sunrise and it used to be carried out around 8-9 am earlier. But this time, we preponed it keeping in mind the scorching heat these days," Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari said.

It was performed at 6 am at the Jama Masjid. Many other mosques, including Fatehpuri, Sunehri Masjid, Shahjahano Masjid, Bhoori Bhatiyari and Dhaka Masjid, too, held the Namaz between 6 am and 7 am. Junglewali Masjid in Azad Market and a few other mosques held prayers in two shifts to accommodate the people. In the last couple of years, devotees were forced to offer the Namaz of Eid at their homes as religious places were closed due to Covid-induced restrictions.

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Meanwhile, from conducting flag marches and Aman Committee meetings, the Delhi Police has urged the people to maintain peace and warned of strict legal action against rumour mongers and those trying to foment communal tension. Aman Committee or peace committee comprises people from all communities, who appeal to the members of their respective communities in the locality to maintain peace and harmony.

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