Eid celebrated in Karnataka amid tight security

Eid celebrated in Karnataka amid tight security

Thousands of Muslims Monday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr across Karnataka with gaiety and religious fervour amid tight security in Bangalore and other cities.

"Eid is being celebrated across the city peacefully. No reports of any untoward incidents. The situation is normal across the state. We are on vigil and have stationed our personnel in sensitive areas," state director-general of police Lalrokhuma Pachau told IANS here.

In Bangalore, hundreds of Muslims, including women and children, offered prayers in mosques. Scores of police personnel were posted outside the Eidgah grounds at Chamarajpet, Shivajinagar and near the cantonment station in the city centre.

About 20,000 policemen were deployed across the city after 30,000 northeast people left for Guwahati by special trains from Aug 15-17 following rumours of attacks on them.

State governor H.R. Bhardwaj and Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar greeted Muslims on Eid.
Members of other communities exchanged greetings with Muslims.

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