A subdued Bakrid for Muslim group in Kerala underneath COVID second wave

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By PTI

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Muslim group in Kerala on Wednesday celebrated Bakrid in a subdued method at their properties sans any public festivities and traditional social gatherings because the state is reeling underneath a extreme second COVID-19 wave.

Massive Eid-Gahs (mass prayer on the seashore, and so forth) and mass Namaz at mosques had been absent this yr additionally as the federal government continued to impose strict restrictions in view of the worry of resurgence of the pandemic after a drop in instances this month.

As solely 40 folks had been permitted for prayers adhering to stringent pandemic protocol, there was no traditional festive temper in mosques throughout the southern state, which used to witness a sea of devotees since morning in the course of the event.

Devotees might be seen following social distancing norms in the course of the prayers contained in the mosques.

Contemplating their security, the vast majority of mosque authorities have requested devoteesto come for the Eid prayer within the morning after performing “Vulu” (cleansing) and to hold their very own “Musalla” (sheet for niskaram)”.

Additionally they appeared to keep away from the standard change of pleasantriesand embraces after the prayers in view of the well being protocols.

“It’s a nice reduction that at the least a number of folks had been allowed contained in the mosques for prayers in the course of the event,” Shan, a Muslim youth hailing from the capital metropolis, stated.

Nonetheless, there was no change within the age-old customized of getting ready a luxurious feast, with conventional delicacies,at properties in the course of the event.

Regardless of the nervousness triggered by the pandemic scare, festivities and feast continued within the conventional Muslim households on the day of Eid.

As a majority of households most well-liked to remain secure at residence, the standard visiting of kin in the course of the competition was additionally uncommon.

Eid al-Adha or the ‘Feast of Sacrifice,’ falls two months and ten days after the observance of the Ramadan (Eid Ul-Fitr) which was celebrated on Could 13.

Because of the relaxations by the state authorities for 3 days from Sunday, devotees had been on a festival-special buying spree, with tons of thronging textile and footwear outlets and malls since then.

Nonetheless, the Supreme Courtroom’s criticism of the federal government’s relaxations for Bakrid in areas with excessive COVID- 19 positivity charge additional dulled the spirit for some forward of the competition.

Through the day by day COVID-19 analysis meet in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had stated there can be no leisure within the curbs as of now and the present restrictions would proceed for subsequent week.

The Chief Minister’s assertion got here hours after the Supreme Courtroom had termed as “wholly uncalled for”, the Left authorities’s leisure of lockdown restrictions in areas with excessive COVID-19 positivity charge, forward of Bakrid competition.

The apex courtroom directed the state authorities to “heed the Proper to Life” and warned Kerala of motion if the easing of curbs results in additional unfold of the virus and that is introduced earlier than it by any particular person.

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, and different senior political leaders together with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan greeted the folks of Kerala on the event of Bakrid.


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