Crowed mosques..traditional hugs, embraces filled with joy..musalman houses filled with guests…while this has been the scenario in every city during EID, the most sacred festival for the community, Eid ul Fitr 2020 turned completely different in the wake of Corona pandemic.
Iconic mosques in Lucknow and markets across the country remain deserted amid appeals by senior Muslim clerics to stay indoors and ensure social distancing. Marking it to be the first time that the devotees were refrained from trending mass congregations to offer prayers, EID this year was replaced by distant greeting and virtual hugs.
Taking the call from the central and state governments, Muslim religious leaders across the Telugu states cutting across the Telugu states have called on the community members to follow a strictly follow the Social distancing norm and urged the Muslims to greet each other from a distance.
Hyderabad, the city which is termed as the hallmark for EID celebrations in the state for the first time wore a gloomed and deserted look. The Lad Bazaar, near Charminar famous for its lac bangles and traditional seviyan (vermicelli) stalls, remained closed from the past few days. The traditional Sehriwala, who would go around streets beating duff and singing hymns to wake up Muslims for the Sehar or pre-dawn meal to begin the fast was also called off due to the night curfew