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Eid-ul-Fitr 2020: COVID-19 lockdown stifles celebrations in India, people offer prayers at home

Updated : 2020-05-25 16:54:09

Eid-ul-fitr celebrations turned out to be a low-key affair this year, as people marked the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan by offering prayers from the confines of their homes, amid the coronavirus-triggered lockdown. The usual hustle and bustle associated with the festival was missing from the country.

The Jama Mosque is silhouetted against the morning sun during Eid al-Fitr at the old quarters of Delhi. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, a usually joyous three-day celebration has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar.
The Jama Mosque is silhouetted against the morning sun during Eid al-Fitr at the old quarters of Delhi. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, a usually joyous three-day celebration has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar.
Muslims gather for Eid al-Fitr prayers inside their house in Delhi on Monday.
Muslims gather for Eid al-Fitr prayers inside their house in Delhi on Monday.
Muslims make sweet flat bread during Eid al-Fitr near the Jama Mosque at the old quarters of Delhi.
Muslims make sweet flat bread during Eid al-Fitr near the Jama Mosque at the old quarters of Delhi.
The Jama Mosque is seen during Eid al-Fitr at the old quarters of Delhi.
The Jama Mosque is seen during Eid al-Fitr at the old quarters of Delhi.
A security officer stands guard during Eid al-Fitr at the Jama Mosque at the old quarters of Delhi.
A security officer stands guard during Eid al-Fitr at the Jama Mosque at the old quarters of Delhi.
Muslims shopping on the eve of Eid al-Fitr, at the old quarters of Delhi.
Muslims shopping on the eve of Eid al-Fitr, at the old quarters of Delhi.
Kashmiri Muslims offering Eid prayers in the premises of a residential building in Srinagar.
Kashmiri Muslims offering Eid prayers in the premises of a residential building in Srinagar.
Muslims shopping on the eve of Eid al-Fitr, in Hyderabad on Sunday.
Muslims shopping on the eve of Eid al-Fitr, in Hyderabad on Sunday.
A shopkeep is seen hanging children clothes for selling on the eve of Eid al-Fitr, at the old quarters of Delhi.
A shopkeep is seen hanging children clothes for selling on the eve of Eid al-Fitr, at the old quarters of Delhi.
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