Eid celebrated in Uttarakhand

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Dehradun, July 7 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated in Uttarakhand on Thursday with traditional fervour and gaiety.

The main namaz was offered at Chakrala mosque in Dehradun while thousands of Muslims prayed at the mosques in different districts.

Governor K.K. Paul and Chief Minister Harish Rawat extended greetings to Muslims in the state and hoped that the festival will ring in peace and prosperity the world over.

While the moon could not be sighted on Wednesday due to thick cloud cover, the Shahr Qazi announced the Eid would be celebrated on Thursday as scheduled and as elsewhere.

Prayers were also offered at Dhamawali mosque, Eidgah Mazra, EC Road mosque, Gandhi Gram mosque and elsewhere in the state capital.

Shias celebrated the Eid in the hill state on Wednesday as cleric Kalbe Sadiq announced.

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Heavy security arrangements have been made in the state on the occasion of the Eid.



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