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Corona shadow over Eid celebration today

By CITY CORRESPONDENT

GUWAHATI, May 24 - The lockdown restrictions and the coronavirus scare have dampened the celebratory mood on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr in Guwahati and all the mosques in the city have remained closed due to the pandemic.

�This time the people will offer namaz from their homes,� the general secretary of Burha Jame Masjid, Nizamul Haque today said while speaking to this correspondent.

�The coronavirus has dampened the festive mood. We have appealed to the people to stay indoors instead of visiting the mosques to offer their prayers.�

�The Fancy Bazar area is known for its food for sehri and iftar to break fast during ramzan, besides shopping for the festival. But, only a few shops are open this time,� he added.

�Earlier, there was a huge market at Fancy Bazar for selling seviyan during this festival, but this time just one stall was set up in the entire area in view of the lockdown. The prices also shot up this time,� said Nakib Imam, advisor of the Guwahati Athgaon Kabarsthan Committee.

Meanwhile, Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal have extended their Eid greetings to the people of the Muslim community.

�May the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr bind us all with peace and happiness and we all unitedly rededicate ourselves for the cause of humanity,� Prof Mukhi said in a statement. The Governor urged one and all to celebrate the festival following the safety guidelines issued by the government in view of the pandemic.

In a statement, the Chief Minister also extended his warm wishes to all on the occasion and hoped that the festival would strengthen the bond of amity and harmony in the State.

The All Assam Students� Union and its Kamrup Metro unit also extended their greetings on the occasion.

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Corona shadow over Eid celebration today

GUWAHATI, May 24 - The lockdown restrictions and the coronavirus scare have dampened the celebratory mood on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr in Guwahati and all the mosques in the city have remained closed due to the pandemic.

�This time the people will offer namaz from their homes,� the general secretary of Burha Jame Masjid, Nizamul Haque today said while speaking to this correspondent.

�The coronavirus has dampened the festive mood. We have appealed to the people to stay indoors instead of visiting the mosques to offer their prayers.�

�The Fancy Bazar area is known for its food for sehri and iftar to break fast during ramzan, besides shopping for the festival. But, only a few shops are open this time,� he added.

�Earlier, there was a huge market at Fancy Bazar for selling seviyan during this festival, but this time just one stall was set up in the entire area in view of the lockdown. The prices also shot up this time,� said Nakib Imam, advisor of the Guwahati Athgaon Kabarsthan Committee.

Meanwhile, Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal have extended their Eid greetings to the people of the Muslim community.

�May the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr bind us all with peace and happiness and we all unitedly rededicate ourselves for the cause of humanity,� Prof Mukhi said in a statement. The Governor urged one and all to celebrate the festival following the safety guidelines issued by the government in view of the pandemic.

In a statement, the Chief Minister also extended his warm wishes to all on the occasion and hoped that the festival would strengthen the bond of amity and harmony in the State.

The All Assam Students� Union and its Kamrup Metro unit also extended their greetings on the occasion.

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