Eid celebrations: Prayers offered across Jammu & Kashmir

Eid celebrations: Prayers offered across Jammu & Kashmir

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 12: While addressing the media, Principal Secretary to Government of J&K and Government Spokesperson Sh. Rohit Kansal today said that Eid Prayers have been offered in all districts of Kashmir as well in Jammu region. All necessary arrangements were made to facilitate the people for offering prayers at mosques and other places.

Peace and harmony witnessed across Jammu & Kashmir during Eid.

Addressing the media persons here today, Rohit Kansal said that people in large number came out to offer Eid prayers in their local areas and mosques in entire Kashmir division.

He said that in Srinagar district, hundreds of people visited various mosques mainly including Maqdoom Sahab, Dastgeer Sahab, Iqra Masjid and other places to offer Eid namaz. All other districts of Kashmir division also saw movement of people to the mosques for offering prayers.

Giving details, it was informed that in Budgam district, prayers were offered at the mosques at Magam, Narbal, Charar-e-sharief and Pakherpora and a large number of people gathered at these mosques to offer the prayers which concluded peacefully.

In Ganderbal also hundreds of people visited Preng Masjid, Saloora, Gund, Kurhama, Beehama, Jamia Masjid Kangan where they participated in the religious prayers.

Mosques in Pulwama district also saw large number of people who gathered at various mosques for the purpose of offering prayers with their family members and friends. Main Town Mosque Pulwama and Kakapora witnessed hundreds of people for offering Eid prayers.

Large number of people gathered to offer prayers in Anantnag, Bijbehara, Aishmuqam, Achabal, Eidgah Tral, Darul Aloom Tral, Zainpora Shopian, Keygam, Keller and Arhama in Shopian, Ziyarat Sharief, Jamia Masjid, Yaripoa, Qazikund, Qaimoh, Kund in Kulgam.

In Northern Kashmir, large number of gatherings for Eid prayers was witnessed in Handwara, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora and Sopore.

Similarly in Jammu division, people participated in Eid prayers at all major mosques in all the districts. Large gatherings of people were witnessed who offered prayers at Jama Masjid in the winter capital city Jammu, he added.

Besides, large gatherings in various mosques of Ramban, Kistwar, Doda, Rajouri and Poonch were seen offering Eid prayers.

Speaking to the media fraternity, Rohit Kansal said that elaborate arrangements were made by the divisional and district administrations for facilitating the people to celebrate the festival. He further informed that sufficient stock of sheep was made available in the mandies/markets established by the government at various places in all the districts for sacrifice during the Eid celebrations.

He also extended Eid greetings to the people of Jammu & Kashmir.