Eid-ul-Adha was celebrated across the country with a limited number of people offering prayers at mosques amid gathering curbs due to the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on the occasion. Modi tweeted, “Eid Mubarak! Best wishes on Eid-ul-Adha. May this day further the spirit of collective empathy, harmony and inclusivity in the service of greater good.” The Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers also exchanged sweets at various points along the border, the first time since Pakistani side shunned the custom in 2019 after the Centre abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Mass “namaz” at mosques were absent this year also as the government continued to impose strict restrictions fearing resurgence of the pandemic after a drop in cases this month. Devotees could be seen following social distancing norms during the prayers inside the mosques. Considering their safety, the majority of mosque authorities have asked devotees to come for the Eid prayer in the morning after performing “Vulu” (cleaning) and to carry their own “Musalla” (sheet for niskaram)”. Devotees mostly stayed indoors to offer “namaz” in Delhi. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal greeted people on the occasion. “Hearty wishes to all the countrymen on Eid-ul-Adha. May this festival bring happiness and prosperity in your lives,” Kejriwal tweeted. The day lacked usual hustle bustle and festivity as major mosques such as Jama Masjid and Fatehpuri Masjid in old Delhi were closed for the visitors. Police personnel were also deployed outside the mosques to prevent crowding. The celebrations in Kashmir were a low key for the third consecutive year since August 2019. Leaders of several political parties also extended Eid greetings.