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EId-Ul-Fitr celebrated in Bengal through festivity

Written by: Staff

Kolkata, Oct 24 (UNI) ID-Ul-Fitr, marking the end of fasting month of Ramzan, was celebrated throughout West Bengal today along with the rest of the country with religious fervour and festivity.

The day was also solemnised as "Bhatri Ditiya" (Brothers' Day) when all sisters prayed for the long life for their brothers.

As part of the Eid festival, an estimated 20 million Muslim population in the state took part in numerous congregation held in different parts of the state in the morning.

In one of the main such congregations on Red Road in Central Kolkata, more than 100,000 members of the Muslim community took part and performed the namaz, conducted by the city's principal Imam Maulana Kari Fazlur Rehman, who called for peace amity and brotherhood among all communities.

The people also exchanged greetings after performing the namaz.

Similar congretions were also held in at least six places in and around the city including at the Nakhoda Masjid, Khidderpore, Rajabazar and Rajabagan areas where large number of people also participated under a festive atmosphere.

According to police, there was no report of any untoward incident from anywhere in the state in connection with today's festivity as the state administration had left no stone unturned to ensure peaceful observance of the day by deploying adequate number of security forces in all sensitive areas.

Meanwhile, West Bengal Governor GopalKrishna Gandhi greeted the people on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr and urged them for a peaceful celebration of the occasion.

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