NEW DELHI: The Jama Masjid on Monday wore a deserted look on ..-Jama Masjid remains closed on Eid
The occasion of the Eid-ul-Fitr as the gates of the historicial mosque remain closed amid the national wide lockdown
Jama Masjid remains closed on Eid
to stop the transmission of coronavirus pandemic.
Every year visuals of thousands offering namaz at Delhi’s iconic jama masjid to showcase Eid.
Earlier on Sunday, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid ..
but the vast expanse of the mosque remain closed as relegious gathering was not allowed.
It was a different Jumat-ul-Vida (last day of Ramzan) for Delhi’s Jama Masjid this time, as unlike every year, only a few offered Namaz at the iconic mosque adhering to the social distancing norms due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“A large number of people wanted to offer prayers today but we told them they should do so from their homes. Only the staff of the mosque and a few members of the family offered prayers here,” Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid said.
The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown have also resulted in lesser crowds at the markets.
The vegetable and fruit market of the neighbouring Daryaganj area, which used to be a jam-packed site during this time of the year, is relatively silent, with few people turning up.
Unlike each year, the market lacks the sheen this Eid with no bustle and people cautious about venturing out.
Salim, who has been selling cheese and curd in the market for the last 35 years, told ANI, “I have never seen such an Eid. There is an atmosphere of fear in the minds of people.”
“During the month of Ramadan, most people relish fruits such as musk melon, sweet lemon and watermelon so there is some demand for it. But there is no excitement for Eid this year. The sale has been at an all-time low because of the lockdown,” he told news agency ANI.
Eid-ul-Fitr, also known as Eid-al-Fitr, will be celebrated on May 25 in India.
Considered one of the biggest festival among the Muslim community.
Eid-ul-Fitr marks the conclusion of the holy month of Ramzan.