Mass prayers are back on Eid after 2 years of Cov curbs | Ranchi News

Ranchi: Muslims celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on Tuesday with full fervor after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Thousands of worshipers thronged Idgahs and mosques to offer prayers and greet each other on occasion. Governor Ramesh Bais and Chief Minister Hemant Soren also greeted people on the occasion and wished them prosperity.
Bais said, “I congratulate the people of the state on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. I pray that the festival brings joy in your life and also strengthens the spirit of unity and brotherhood. The CM said, “I hope people will be healthy, happy and prosperous.”
Moulana Qutubuddin from Edar E Sharia, Jharkhand said the festival was observed with social harmony across the state. “After a two-year hiatus, devotees watched the festival with enthusiasm as pandemic-related restrictions were lifted. Many people working out of state returned home to enjoy the festival with family members.
“Since all restrictions were lifted, turnout has been strong,” said philanthropist Kashif Khan.
Dressed in new outfits, revelers flocked to Jamshedpur’s 70 small and large mosques from the early hours. In Ranchi, devotees offered prayers at around 70 Idgahs and mosques, including those located in Doranda, Pahari Maidan, Harmu, Hindpidhi, Karbala Chowk, Manitola, Kantatoli and Tharpakna. After the prayers, people embraced and exchanged greetings. Several worshipers said they were praying for the peace and progress of the nation.
Markets had been buzzing since the day before the festival on Monday with milk stalls, sevai shops, mutton and chicken shops witnessing the rush of shoppers. Addressing a rally in Harmu Idgah, Moulana Asgar Misbahi said: “Some people are trying to sow social discord in the country. We must respond to them by spreading harmony. A fair was also held at Karbala Chowk where a large number of children gathered to enjoy the swings.
Ranchi and Jamshedpur district administration deployed security forces to mosques, idgahs and other sensitive places from early morning in Ranchi. Police patrols have also been stepped up in the state capital. The Central Committee of Muharram congratulated the people of the state for celebrating the festival in a peaceful atmosphere.

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