Eid to be celebrated in India on Saturday

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Patna: People busy shopping ahead of Eid, in Patna on June 14, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

New Delhi, June 14:  The holy festival of Eid-ul-Fitr which marks the end of Ramadan will be celebrated on Saturday, the Markazi Hilal Committee declared on Thursday.

A comminique from the office of Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari said Eid will be celebrated on June 16 on the completion of 30 days of Ramadan as the new moon has not been sighted in India.

“New moon not sighted, Eid to be celebrated on Saturday,” the Markazi Hilal Committee declared in its meeting.

The day of Eid falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal depending upon the sighting of the moon the previous night.