West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee addressed a gathering on Eid in Kolkata, expressing her desire for peace and unity in the country. She emphasized that she won’t allow anyone to divide the country and is even willing to sacrifice her life for this cause. Mamata Banerjee, along with TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee, visited Red Road in Kolkata, where people offered namaz. Similar celebrations were observed in Jammu, where people participated in offering namaz at Eidgah.
Delhi Police’s Special Commissioner of Police, Dependra Pathak, spoke about the security arrangements made for Jama Masjid on Eid. He emphasized that Delhi Police has expertise in managing crowds during festivals and celebrations. Thousands of police personnel have been deployed in the central district of Delhi to maintain law and order. Residents have also been cooperating in creating an orderly atmosphere.
In observance of Eid-ul-Fitr, public and private sector banks remained closed on April 22, 2023, in many states across India, including Belapur, Bhopal, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad – Telangana, Imphal, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, and Srinagar. The Reserve Bank of India’s holiday calendar designates the fourth Saturday of the month as a bank holiday for Eid. Banks in many states also remained closed on April 21 for Jumat-ul-Vida, Garia Puja, and Id-Ul-Fitr/Ramzan Eid.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Eid. In his tweet, he wished for the spirit of harmony and compassion to prevail in society while praying for everyone’s health and well-being.