JK: Shia community celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

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Srinagar, Oct 13: A section of Shia community today celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramzan, in Srinagar, Badgam, Leh and Kargil districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to reports received here, the Shia community in Kargil and Leh districts celebrated Eid with religious fervour and gaiety.

The main congregations in Kargil, Leh and Drass were held at the respective Jamia mosques.

According to the Kargil-based Islamiah School, the new moon was sighted at Trespon in the border district at 1430 hrs yesterday.

A section of the Shia community, affiliated to senior Hurriyat leader Aga Syed Hassan also celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr in Kashmir -- Srinagar and Badgam districts -- today.

Eid prayers were offered in various mosques in Badgam district and many places in Srinagar city.

However, followers of prominent Shia clerics -- Peoples Democratic Party vice-president Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari and former Hurriyat Conference chairman Maulana Abbas Ansari -- would celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr along with the entire Sunni community across Jammu and Kashmir, including Kargil and Leh districts, tomorrow.


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