Srinagar, May 24 : Urging people to resist the temptation to congregate or violate social distancing so that we can defeat COVID-19, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said let us celebrate Eid-ul-Azha later in July/August the way it means to be celebrated.
However, he, taking a dig at Centre, said that last year Eid-ul-Azha (Bakra Eid) was celebrated in the midst of 'draconian lockdown' imposed after the centre scrapped Article 370 and divided the state into two Union Territories (UTs) on August 5. All senior leaders of political parties, including three former Chief Ministers—Dr Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were taken into custody then. Taking to micro blogging site twitter the vice president of the National Conference (NC) Omar said “This #EidUlFitr let’s resist the temptation to congregate or violate #SocialDistancing so that we can defeat #COVIDー19. That way we can all celebrate Eid in July/August the way it’s meant to be celebrated”. “We marked Eid-al-Adah/Bakra Eid in August last year in the midst of a draconian lockdown & we got through it” he said in another tweet.
He further said “ May Allah have mercy on us, on the ones who can't spend Eid with their families, on those who are unable to spend it with their families, on those who await their families, on those who are blessed with their families. To the entire Kashmir, and the world out their #Eid Mubarak”. (UNI)