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Eid-ul-Zuha celebrated with religious fervour

UDALGURI: Along with the rest of the nation  the Muslim people of various parts of Udalguri celebrated Eid-ul-Zuha -the festival of sacrifice with religious fervour and enthusiasm on Saturday , with people praying for peace, prosperity and amity.Hundreds  of Muslim men thronged Idgah maidans  in traditional attire and white caps and offered prayers on the occasion.In Tangla the people thronged Bara Masjid Idgah maidan and Banseria Idgah maidan  for special Eid prayers.Eid-ul-Zuha, also called Id-al-Adha or the "Sacrifice Feast," is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year and is considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of obedience to God's command. On the occasion, members of the Muslim community also distributed gifts among economically less privileged sections. A festive atmosphere prevailed at various localities as men and children  drapped in traditional attires came out in streets.Religious sermons were also delivered on the occasion  for peace and harmony.While Maulana Mohammed Samaun Ahmed Noori led the prayers at  Bara Masjid Idgah Maidan while Maulana Rezakul Islam, led the prayers held in Banseria Eidgah Maidan .Sweets were also exchanged as both Muslims and Hindus greeted each other and feasted after the Eid prayers. Eid prayers were held with at various neighbouring places including Bamunjuli,Garuajhar,Panery,Dimakuchi and Kalaigaon.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is an Independent journalist based in Assam. He has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications including The New York Times,Firstpost,The Telegraph. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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