India-Pakistan border guards exchange sweets on Eid

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 13:07

Chandigarh: The border guards of India and Pakistan on Tuesday greeted each other and exchanged sweets at the border checkpost at Attari-Wagah, 30 km from Amritsar, on the occasion of Eid.

Officers and troopers of Pakistan Rangers offered sweets to their Indian counterparts. Indians and Pakistanis embraced one another at the border gates, 300 km from here.
In Chandigarh, hundreds of Muslims converged at the Sector 20 Jama Masjid and other mosques.

Elsewhere in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, Muslims prayed at mosques in various cities and towns.

In Punjab, the Muslim population is concentrated in Malerkotla area near Patiala, 110 km from here, and in Gurdaspur district.

In Haryana, Mewat district in south Haryana has a large Muslim population.

Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal greeted people on the occasion of Eid and urged them to maintain peace and communal harmony.

IANS

First Published: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 13:07
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