Id procession in the morning, Shobha Yatra at noon

Id procession in the morning, Shobha Yatra at noon

Leaders should cooperate to celebrate religious programmes and the same should be conveyed to the general public and community members, appealed Deputy Commissioner M K Srirangaiah.

Chairing a preparatory meet in the wake of Id Milad celebrations here on Thursday, he said that all will be given equal opportunity to celebrate the religious rituals.

As the Shobha Yatra of Datta Jayanthi and Id Milad are on the same day, on December 2, leaders should take more responsibility and see to it that no untoward incidents take place, he said and sought their co-operation in maintaining law and order in the district.

Stating that it is not possible to give permission to take out Shoba Yatra and Id Milad procession at simultaneously, the deputy commissioner suggested that Muslim community may take out the procession in the morning while Datta devotees could take out the Shobha Yatra in the afternoon.

Addressing the gathering, District Superintendent of Police K Annamalai said that about 70% of devotees are expected to arrive from outside the district and about 35,000 devotees are expected to take part in the Shobha Yatra while about 15,000 devotees are expected to take part in Id Milad celebrations.

He also said that the route for the procession would be communicated to the leaders in writing.

Time for bands

Meanwhile, Tipu Sultan Fans' Association district unit president appealed to the authorities concerned not to let bands perform outside mosques for very long.

Beary Academy president K Mohammed said that community leaders will be told to maintain law and order.

Additional Deputy Commissioner M L Vaishali, Tahsildar Shivanna, leader Usoof Haji and SDPI district unit president Ajmat were among those present at the meeting.

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