Owing to the speculation of resurgence of Covid-19, Delhi this year saw a different picture of Eid al-Adha as devotees mostly stayed indoors to offer namaz and celebrate on Wednesday People refrained from having religious and festive gatherings in the city following the standard Covid-19 protocols.
"Hearty wishes to all the countrymen on Eid-ul-Adha. May this festival bring happiness and prosperity in your lives," tweeted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, greeting people on the auspicious occasion.
The day lacked usual hustle bustle and festivity as major mosques such as Jama Masjid and Fatehpuri Masjid in old Delhi were closed for the visitors. Police personnel were also deployed outside the mosques to prevent crowding.
"As congregational prayers are not allowed due to COVID-19 restrictions, just a few staffers and their family members offered namaz on Eid-ul-Adha today. People themselves are careful and not thronging the mosques to keep safe from the virus," said Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid.
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