Fervour, gaiety mark Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations

Fervour, gaiety mark Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations

Terrorism knows no religion, says community head

 Thousands of Muslim brethren celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr in the city on Thursday with traditional gaiety and fervour.

People belonging to the community offered mass prayers at the Idgah Maidan in Tilak Nagar. Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanveer Sait offered prayers at 8 am at a mosque on Ashoka Road here.

Religious head Mohammed Usman Shariff condemned terrorism across the world and said that terrorism has no religion. Condemning a deadly attack at Madina, recently, he called the Muslim brethrens to condemn terrorism. Highlighting the  significance of celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr, he said, “We have gathered here to worship god and we perform fasting during the month of Ramzan to understand the hunger of poor people. The Muslims should maintain communal harmony and invite other community people for the celebrations.”

The community people also offered special prayers and exchanged greetings at mosques in Tilak Nagar, Mandi Mohalla, Bannimantap, Irwin Road, Rajiv Nagar Idgah Maidan, Ghousia Nagar and various other mosques in the city.

Mayor B L Bhyrappa, MLA Vasu, Deputy Commissioner C Shikha, Police Commissioner B Dayananda, MCC Commissioner C G Betsurmath, former vice chancellor of Goa and Mangaluru Universities B Sheikh Ali, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering Principal Syed Shakeeb-ur-Rahman, Mysuru District Wakf Advisory Committee Chairman Ariff Mehkri, Mysuru Idgah Maidan Advisory Committee member Syed Muzibullah Zafari and others took part in the celebrations.

Security arrangements

City Police had made elaborate security arrangements to maintain peace during the celebrations. Security was beefed up in sensitive places. Deputy Commissioner of Police and Assistant Commissioner of Police supervised the arrangements. Six inspectors, five sub-inspectors, 150 constables, personnel of Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP), City Armed Reserve and traffic police were deputed.

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