Eid to be celebrated in Kerala Thursday

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 7 : Various Muslim clerics and community leaders announced that Eid-ul-Fitr would be celebrated in Kerala Thursday after the moon was sighted in Kozhikode.

Supreme leader of the Indian Union Muslim League Pannakad Hyder Ali Shihab Thangal and other religious leaders made this announcement.

The state government has announced a public holiday for all educational institutions for Thursday and Friday, while for the government offices, Thursday has been declared as a restricted holiday, while it is a public holiday on Friday.

Muslims in Kerala constitute roughly 24 percent of the 3.20 crore population.

--IANS (Posted on 08-08-2013)

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