SRINAGAR: Muslims across Jammu and Kashmir would be celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday, marking the culmination of the holy month of Ramazan.
Thousands of people are expected to attend congregational Eid prayers in Eidgahs, mosques and shrines.
The biggest congregation will be held at Eidgah Groundsand Hazratbal shrine respectively.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will give a sermon ahead of Eid prayers scheduled to be held at 10 in the morning. In case of inclement weather, according to Mirwaiz, Eid Namaaz will be offered at historic Jamia Masjid Srina-gar.
Eid prayers will also be held at the TRC ground while Jamait-e-Ahlhadees has announced that Eid prayers will be held at Polo Ground Srinagar at 8 AM.
Senior Hurriyatleader Shabir Ahmad Shah has announced his plan to offer prayers at Dargah Hazratbal here provided the government releases him from house arrest.
Eid Prayers at Khanqah-e-Maula will be held at 11 AM.
Officials stated that the administration is on the tenterhooks to provide all necessary arrangements for the devotees who would in large numbers offer congregational Eid prayers at various places of valley. The state transport has also been kept ready to ferry people from the respective places.
Large gatherings are also expected in main Eidgahs, shrines and Masjids of Baramulla, Sopore, Kupwara, Handwara, Pattan, Sumbal, Bandipore, Ganderbal, Budgam, Beeru, Charar-i-Sharif, Anantnag (Islamabad), Pulwama, Shopian, Bijbehara, Tral, Pampore, Kulgam, Kargil, Jammu, Doda, Kishtwar, Bhaderwah, Poonch and Rajouri.
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