Members of the Muslim community in city observed a low-key Bakrid festival in the wake of ongoing Cauvery issue in the state.
A day after the violence and outburst that gripped the city against release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, thousands of Muslims took part in special prayer arranged at the Idgah grounds in Tilaknagar on Tuesday morning. Members of the community assembled to offer mass prayer led by Sir Khazi of Mysuru Moulana Mohammed Usman Shariff. However prominent leaders and members of the community expressed that they were observing the festival on a low key in the backdrop of agitation and violence. members of the community greeted each other with the traditional embrace and shut down their business establishments to observe the festival.
Speaking to City Today, Corporator Suhail Baig said, “Bakrid symbolises sacrifice and harmony, but the ongoing Cauvery dispute has created tense situation all over the state.”
A few families in the city had prepared sumptuous meals including the traditional biriyani and kebabs and sweet dishes at their homes. Prayers were also offered at various other mosques in the city and rituals were also performed.