Mumbai Observes Sombre Eid-ul-Zuha Celebrations

December 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Economic Times

In the backdrop of the recent terror attacks in the city, the Muslim community here have decided to keep the celebrations of Eid-ul-Zuha sombre.

Many people decided to wear a black band on this occasion which spells festivity, joy and celebration popularly known as Bakri-Eid, to send out a strong message that "terror will not be tolerated anymore."

Several organisations have also decided to keep it a low key affair.

"How can one celebrate when hundreds of Mumbaikars are still recovering in hospitals or mourning the deaths of their loved ones. For those terrorists and commoners who link terrorism with religion, I would like to say that they don't know what Islam is," Alifiya Khan, a journalist, said.