Moon sighted in Hyderabad, Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow

Hyderabad: The Moon of ‘Shawwal’ has been sighted in Hyderabad. Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in India tomorrow. This year, the month of Ramadan has ended in 29 days.

The moon sighting committee comprising eminent religious scholars in Hyderabad announced that the moon of the month of ‘Shawwal’ was sighted and hence Eid will be celebrated on Monday.

The sighting of the moon was announced through blaring of sirens from mosques across Hyderabad and in other towns of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Muslims were seen greeting each other.

Following the announcement, people hit the street for last minute shopping of groceries, new clothes, footwear and other items for celebrating Eid.

People were seen buying milk, vermicelli and dry fruits for “sheer khorma”, a sweet dish made in almost every house.

Hectic activity was seen in markets around historic Charminar and other Muslim-majority areas in Hyderabad.

Governor of both the State, E.S.L.Narasimhan, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu greeted Muslims on the occasion of Eid.