Eidul Fitr 2018: No exchange of sweets at Attari-Wagah border

Attari-Wagah border

Amritsar, June 16: Due to continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir, there was no exchange of sweets between the Border Security Force troops and the Pakistani Rangers at Attari-Wagah border on the occasion of Eidul Fitr.

On Friday also, Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing at 0400 hours in Arnia sector; Border Security Force retaliated, ANI reported.

Pakistan has violated ceasefire multiple times in the past few months. Several Indian soldiers were also martyred.

Recently on June 13, Four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel including an Assistant Commandant were killed by Pakistani Rangers in Samba district.

Assistant Commandant Jatinder Singh, Sub-Inspector Rajnish Kumar, ASI Ram Niwas and Constable Hans Raj were killed in unprovoked shelling and firing by Pakistan Rangers.

In the meantime, thousands of Muslims offered Namaz and began Eid celebrations.

Eid ul-Fitr is an important religious festival of Muslims, marks the end of holy month of Ramzan.

The festival is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of Islamic lunar calendar.

Eid is marked with feasts and the meeting of families, relatives, and friends, where they exchange greetings and gifts with each other.


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