Shashi Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor
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Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Ahmed Shah Bukhari said as the moon could not be sighted on Saturday, Muslims will celebrate Eid on Monday.

However, the festival heralding the end of the fasting month of Ramzan will be celebrated across Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala on Sunday. "Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow (Sunday) as the moon has been sighted," Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir Nasir-ul-Islam told PTI.

While Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir celebrate Eid today, many took to Twitter extend wishes. Taking to Twitter Congress leader Shashi Tharoor wished people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Cricketer Suresh Raina also took to the microblogging site to offer wishes for Eid. "May this Eid bring peace, harmony & good health for everyone around the world. Eid Mubarak,” he posted.

Earlier the impact of COVID-19 had also been felt on the occasion of Jumat-ul-Vida, the last Friday of the ongoing holy month of Ramzan, when a select group of people offered namaz at Delhi's Jama Masjid ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, while adhering to social distancing following relaxations in the fourth phase of the COVID-19 lockdown.

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