Curbs on animal sacrifice, lockdown dampen the spirit of Eid al Adha in UP
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Hyderabad, July 31 -- Four days before Eid Al-Adha, Muslims of Uttar Pradesh appear to be in a state of confusion over the celebration of their second most important festival. That there will be no Eid prayers in mosques and Eidgahs is a given. They have already experienced this during Eid Al-Fitr two months back when mosques were closed because of the Covid-induced lockdown. But this time around confusion, rather apprehension is about qurbani (sacrifice of animals) and the two-day weekly lockdown being followed in UP since early July. As the first day of Eid Al-Adha falls on Saturday, it has dampened the spirit of Eid festivities.
Urdu newspapers are full of reports from different cities in the state that suggest that Muslims are petiti...
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