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Obama’s Eid greeting to Muslims backfires

Washington : A White House message on Twitter wishing “Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration” of Eid al-Fitr on Monday sparked backlash over President Barack Obama's position on Gaza, where more than 20 Palestinians, including 10 children, were killed by Israeli shelling on the day of Eid.

Obama had earlier issued a statement congratulating Muslims on the Eid-al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

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Eid celebrated in Tamil Nadu

Chennai : Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated in Tamil Nadu Tuesday with the usual fervour, with tens of thousands offering prayers in mosques across the state.

The day marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims exchanged greetings with relatives and friends after the morning prayers.

Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and DMK chief M. Karunanidhi greeted Muslims on the occasion.


Muslims in Kerala pray for victims in Gaza

Thiruvananthapuram : Muslims in Kerala Tuesday offered special prayers for the victims in Gaza.

On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, which was celebrated Tuesday, thousands of Muslims dressed in new clothes were seen heading towards mosques. Special prayers were offered for the people suffering in Gaza.

Panakad Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal, chief of the Indian Union Muslim League, made a plea to the Muslims not to have lavish celebrations during the day as their brethren are suffering in Gaza.

B-Town hopes for peace, prosperity on Eid

Mumbai : Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta and Abhishek Bachchan have wished for peace, love and prosperity on Eid Tuesday.

The tinsel town stars took to micro-blogging site Twitter to wish fans and family on the special occassion.

Here's what they tweeted:

Amitabh Bachchan: Eid Mubarak... peace harmony and happiness for all...

Shah Rukh Khan: What a beautiful rain kissed day....Eid Mubarak. May Allah grant us all with peace & a modicum of happiness. Bas itna sa khwab hai...


India-Pakistan border guards exchange sweets on Eid

Chandigarh : The border guards of India and Pakistan Tuesday greeted each other and exchanged sweets at the border checkpost at Attari-Wagah, 30 km from Amritsar, on the occasion of Eid.

Officers and troopers of Pakistan Rangers offered sweets to their Indian counterparts. Indians and Pakistanis embraced one another at the border gates, 300 km from here.

In Chandigarh, hundreds of Muslims converged at the Sector 20 Jama Masjid and other mosques.

Elsewhere in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, Muslims prayed at mosques in various cities and towns.

Army commander greets Kashmiris on Eid

Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir) : The commander of the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday greeted the people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Lt Gen D.S. Hooda, who heads the Northern Command, conveyed his best wishes and heartfelt greetings to the people on the auspicious occasion, a statement from the army said.

He said Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, "brings with it unity, happiness and a feeling of brotherhood and this was the path to peace and progress in the state".


Eid celebrated in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram : Muslims across Kerala celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr Tuesday with religious fervour, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

In a state where Muslims account for a quarter of the state's 33 million people, the biggest congregations took place in Muslim dominated areas such as Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kannur.

Muslims also gathered in large numbers for prayers in major cities like Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram.

In most cities, the Eid prayers took place in open grounds and stadiums to accommodate the large crowds.


Eid celebrated in Telangana, Andhra

Hyderabad : Muslims across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Tuesday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with religious fervour and gaiety and with prayers for the dead in Gaza.

Tens of thousands of Muslims offered prayers at Eidgahs or open grounds and mosques in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

Attired in new clothes and wearing skull caps, men and children thronged Eidgahs and mosques for the namaz.

Youths clash with police after Eid prayers

Srinagar : A section of Kashmiri youths Tuesday clashed with police at a few places in the Kashmir Valley after Eid prayers Tuesday, authorities and witnesses said.

Dozens of young men pelted stones at police personnel in the towns of Baramulla, Sopore and Anantnag.

Stoning was also reported from Lal Chowk, the heart of Srinagar, as well as Hyderpora and other parts of the city's old quarters.