GUWAHATI, June 16 - As devout muslims all over the State celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr today, reports filed by our correspondents and ANN Service are still pouring in.
In Tinsukia: After having fasted from dawn to dusk during the month of Ramadan, people of the Muslim community here celebrated Eid-ul-Fitre today with religious fervour, our Correspondent adds.
Since morning, followers of Prophet Muhammad thronged the masjids for mass prayer (Namaz) and exchanged greetings among each other. The celebration which is synonymous with forgiveness and pledging solidarity, social gatherings and family reunions, as well as giving to charity, was celebrated by the Muslim community as per religious tradition along with the rest of the world.
In Tinsukia town, various masjids and eidgahs, namely Nau Pukhuri Eidgah, Lal Bangla Masjid, New Masjid, Usmaan Ghani Masjid, Bilal Masjid, Nai Masjid, Hukan Pukhuri Masjid etc. were packed with faithfuls, who congregated for prayer.
In some localities, community feasts were also arranged. People from other communities also participated in the festival with their Muslim brethren that made the festival more colourful in this commercial hub of Upper Assam.
In Silchar: Even as the first wave of floods have caused widespread damage across the State and also in Barak Valley, however, Eid-ul-Fitre was celebrated here with great enthusiasm today, our Staff Correspondent adds.
Braving inclement weather and flooded roads, people of all ages dressed in bright white clothes thronged the Silchar Bara Masjid to offer the holy namaz. The Eid namaz was administered by the imam of the Masjid Maulana Sabbir Ahmed Laskar at 9 am at the Masjid premises.
It may be mentioned that the premises of Itkhola Idgah, which was the regular venue for the Eid namaz, was submerged.
Later, people exchanged greetings and sweets among each other. Despite flooded roads, many places across Silchar were decorated with hoardings displaying Eid greetings.
On the other hand, one died and three others were left with severe injuries in two separate incidents today. According to police, a motorcyclist died on the spot while the pillion-rider was rushed to Silchar Medical College and Hospital in a critical condition. The incident took place at Kashipur.
Further, two persons sustained severe injuries in a collision between a motorcycle and Alto car on NH-6 at Brahmanagram in Kalain. The injured persons were rushed to the Silchar Medical College and Hospital.
In Udalguri: Along with other parts of the country, the Muslim community of Udalguri district too celebrated the holy Ramzan-ending festival Eid-ul-Fitr with traditional fervour.
The community people dressed in their traditional attire attended namaz at various masjids of the district and greeted each other and prayed for everlasting peace among people of the world.
Meanwhile, the residences and masjids in the Muslim-dominated areas of the district wore a festive look. The community people of Tangla, Kalaigaon, Rowta, etc. were seen merrymaking after the culmination of the month-long fasting.