Lakhs of Muslims thronged mosques and eidgahs across the country today to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with Shias and Sunnis offering prayers together in Lucknow to mark the festival's spirit of brotherhood, even as sporadic clashes between youths and security forces marred the celebrations in parts of Kashmir.
In the backdrop of a blanket ban on slaughter of cows, bulls and bullocks, a Bangalore based short filmmaker, in a sarcastic way, has allegedly filed a petition asking the government "to ban vegetables also on the occasion of Muslim festival Bakr-Eid".
With hundreds of families across the country preparing Eid-ul-Azha in the last week of September, the ban on sale of meat, including beef, has come as a huge setback for the traders who were expecting a good business during the festive season.
People in India should boycott Chinese products to protest the border intrusion incidents and save the domestic cottage industries, prominent Muslim cleric Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahali on Monday said.
A host of Bollywood celebrities took to micro-blogging site Twitter this morning, wishing all their near and dear ones a very happy Eid. From megastar Amitabh Bachchan to comedy king Kapil Sharma, all wished 'Eid Mubarak' to their fans and followers. On the occasion of 'Eid-ul-Azha, take a look at some of the tweets:
In one of the worst ceasefire violations by Pakistan, five villagers were killed in overnight heavy mortar shelling and firing from across the international border and Line of Control in Jammu and Poonch sectors even as two more violations took place since evening.
President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday greeted citizens on the eve of Eid-ul-Zuha, saying people should imbibe the spirit of universal love and brotherhood for prosperity of the nation and the world.
Respecting the Rajasthan government's decision to adopt Camel as the state animal, Anjuman Society of Khandan-e-Amiriya (ASKeA) in Tonk district has decided to stop its 150-year-old tradition of sacrificing camel on the day of Eid-Ul-Zuha slated for Monday.
Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on Monday in the national capital with Muslims offering special prayers in Eidgahs and mosques and sacrificing animals, even as security arrangement was stepped up ahead of the festival.