Bakrid 2020: Bengaluru's HAL Eidgah closed; Muslims told to offer prayers at home

Bengaluru: Following the orders from WAQF board to ensure no gatherings at Eidgah grounds to offer prayers, the HAL Eidgah near Marathahalli in Bengaluru has closed the ground for Bakrid today (August 1).
 
Like Ramzan, even during Bakrid, the Muslim community was told to offer prayers at home and limit gatherings.
 
The HAL Eidgah authorities took HAL police’s help and kept the gates closed to prevent a few adamant members who go to seek blessings from their loved ones buried at the adjoining graveyard at the Eidgah.
 
The authorities have displayed a notice stating that the community to turn up at local masjids or limit themselves for three different congregation times. To avoid traffic, all the prayers were held between 6:30 am and 7:30 am and each gathering lasted for 20 minutes.
 
The Muslim community in these surroundings has taken the responsibility to ensure that their reputation is not damaged and asked their children and youths to stay back home and not to venture out to get caught by police for trivial reasons.

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