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Here is how Mumbai celebrated Eid amidst lockdown 4.0

Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan, a period of fasting and prayers in the Islamic religion, is being celebrated differently in the city of Mumbai this year keeping the social distancing guidelines in mind in the wake of a pandemic.

Here is how Mumbai celebrated Eid amidst lockdown 4.0
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With the onset of Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan, which is a period of fasting and prayers in the Islamic religion, is being celebrated differently in the city of Mumbai this year keeping the social distancing guidelines in mind in the wake of a pandemic.

As the Zakaria Masjid lights up on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, famous personalities like chef Vikas Khanna put together a massive feast successfully distributing six million dry ration meals across 125 Indian cities where his team distributed 100,000+ kilos of dry rations, fresh and dry fruits, spices, sugar, seviyan, kitchen utensils, oils, tea, coffee, and juices, after taking blessings from sacred Haji Ali Dargah located off the coast of Worli.

Netizens have taken to Twitter to further wish their friends and family on the occasion of Eid while others have put forward the good work they are investing their energy into by sharing images of NGO’s collaborating with food joints to distribute food and goods among the needy.

Mumbai, like the rest of the country, celebrates Eid by travelling, visiting family and gathering socially for lavish meals, all of which will be largely prohibited as authorities try to prevent new virus outbreaks. Mumbai police, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) personnel will be deployed across the city on Monday to make sure that the citizens adhere to the strict guidelines of social distancing.

On the other hand, these norms were further questioned after prisoners gathered inside Aurangabad Central Jail for namaz on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. A video of the same has gone viral on social media.

The city during this time is usually flooded with people busy shopping for the festival, while thousands of people assemble at prominent places like the Minara Masjid in south Mumbai and Haji Ali Dargah to offer namaz. However, with the cases of coronavirus increasing in the city, the police have also requested to the Muslim community to avoid large congregations and offer namaz at home to keep each other safe from the deadly coronavirus.

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