Muslims and Hindus jointly celebrated EID in some parts of Orissa and presented a milestone of peace and brotherhood.
Hindu families visited the houses of their Muslim friends and greeted them on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Large congregations of Muslims were seen at Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore and Sambalpur towns with the devout packing into mosques, Eidgahs and open grounds to offer prayers.
“It was an occasion to pray to Allah for communal peace, universal brotherhood and removal of human suffering,” a Muslim cleric said. In several places, Muslim families invited their Hindu neighbours to join the community feast.
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