Srinagar: Hundreds of devotees are expected to throng the revered Hazratbal shrine here and other major mosques and religious places on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi on Tuesday.
Special congregational prayers are also expected at Jenab Sahib Soura, Asar-i-Sharif Shahri Kalashpora, Lal Bazar, Khanqah-i-Maula, Ziarat Hazrat Dastgeer Sahib (RA), Syed Yaqoob Sahab (RA) Sonwar, Khawaja Naqshband Sahab (RA) and Ziarat Makhdoom Sahib (RA).
However, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Wakf Board, Mufti Farid-ud-din told a local news agency that it has been decided to allow only a limited number of devotees at the shrine to participate in the night-long prayers.
The decision was taken in order to prevent the deadly virus from spreading, he said, adding that the devotees, who are living close to the shrine and are scheduled to participate in the night-long prayers, have been asked to follow the Covid Standard operating Procedures (SOPs) in letter and spirit.
CEO Wakf Board informed that despite allowing a limited number of devotees, the board has taken adequate measures with regard to the Covid related SOPs.
The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has already directed that Covid-19 related SOPs and guidelines shall be strictly followed on the Eid Milad un Nabi at all the places of congregation wherein it shall also be ensured that all the devotees are following SOPs of Covid-19 viz, wearing of masks, keeping distance, sanitization besides, gathering and congregation is within the limits. In this connection, Director Health Services Kashmir has been asked to provide necessary support.
LG Greets People On Eid-I-Milad
Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Monday extended his warm greetings to the people of the Union Territory on the eve of Eid-i-Milad-un-Nabi.
In his message of felicitations, the LG hoped that the auspicious occasion would foster the spirit of togetherness amongst the people of all faiths, and deepen the bond of unity and communal harmony, an official spokesperson said Monday.
The LG, he said, prayed for the well-being and happiness of the people of the UT.
“May this auspicious occasion bring sustained peace, development, and prosperity in J&K,” Sinha said.
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