Eid celebrations all around in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: The Eid celebrations began in Uttar Pradesh as senior political leaders, including Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav greeted the Muslim community.

State Governor Ram Naik, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati, state’s Congress unit chief Raj Babbar, Congress’s chief ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit also extended their greetings to the people on Eid-ul-Adha.

Thousands of Muslims attended the Namaz and did the traditional ‘qurbani’ (sacrifice) of goats in the state. Security has been heightened in sensitive places like Moradabad, Agra, Bijnor, Firozabad, Lucknow and Kanpur to ensure peaceful celebrations of the festival.