Ruet-e-Hilal Committee sights moon, Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday


The observance made a comeback nearly 200 years later, when then-First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1996 threw an Eid al-Fitr reception for about 150 people.

The statement closed with "Eid Mubarak", a traditional greeting that means "blessed celebration". However, during his first trip overseas, Trump attempted to bridge that divide, delivering a speech to the leaders of 55 Muslim-majority countries calling for unity in the fight against terrorism.

A girl takes a selfie with her father, during an Eid al-Fitr mass prayer, that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a public park, outside El-Seddik Mosque in Cairo, Egypt June 25, 2017.

On Sunday, the Iranian president sent separate congratulatory messages to Muslim countries' heads of state on the auspicious occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

Menwhile, IGP Kashmir Munir Ahmad Khan Sunday too greeted the people of Kashmir, Police personnel and their families on the eve of Eid-Ul-Fitr.

He further said that special prayers should be offered on this occasion for the survival, solidarity, and prosperity of the country as well as complete elimination of terrorism.

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The news brings an end to the month-long daytime fasting by Muslims - of whom there are approximately 17.2 crore in India, according to the 2011 census, and somewhere around 20 crore now.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his monthly radio programme "Mann Ki Baat" said, "The holy month of Ramadan was celebrated with devotion".

Several Muslim countries including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates, are celebrating Eid Al-Fitr on Sunday.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said last month that the White House wouldn't be hosting a celebration to mark the end of Ramadan.

Governor N N Vohra also conveyed warm greetings to the people of the state on the joyous occasion of Eid.