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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets nation on Eid

26 June 2017

Muslim New Zealanders will today celebrate the Islamic festival Eid ul-Fitr following the sighting of the new moon and will come together to celebrate at Parliament next week, Minister for Ethnic Communities Judith Collins says.

The Vice President in his message said, "Id-ul-Fitr marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan and signifies the traditional expression of brotherhood and understanding between people". The timing of Eid ul-Fitr is based on the Islamic lunar calendar. Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari said yesterday that Eid-ul-Fitr would be celebrated as the Eid moon was sighted in Bihar, West Bengal, Assam and Uttar Pradesh. PM Modi took to his twitter account and said, "wish that the spirit of peace and brotherhood may prevail".

The festival is celebrated worldwide by Muslim community after "breaking of the fast".

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the Muslim religious holiday of Eid al-Fitr has such meaningful vision that addresses the common humanity by exceeding the religious limitations.

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"I wish our brothers, sisters and dear kids of Kashmir a very happy Eid from the bottom of my heart", ANI quoted Singh as saying.

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