The security forces of India and Pakistan didn’t carry out the customary practice of exchanging sweets on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr following the strained relationship between both the countries because of continuous ceasefire violation.
According to the news agency ANI, the Attari-Wagah border did not witness the celebratory exchange between the Border Security Forces (BSF) and the Pakistan Rangers this year to celebrate the festival.
Meanwhile, an Indian soldier was killed on Saturday in Pakistani sniper fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.
Defence Ministry sources said the incident took place in Laam area of Nowshera sector.
Saturday’s ceasefire violation came on a day when Eid is being celebrated on both sides of the LoC and the international border.
Earlier on Saturday, President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people on the occasion of Eid, praying that it should usher goodwill and harmony.
“Eid Mubarak and good wishes to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad. May this happy occasion bring joy to your families and foster fraternity, understanding and mutual goodwill in our shared society,” the President tweeted.
“Eid Mubarak! May this day deepen the bonds of unity and harmony in our society,” tweeted.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi also took to Twitter and wrote, “Eid Mubarak! May the Almighty bless us all with peace, happiness, wisdom and good health.”
Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of fasting month of Ramadan.
(With agency inputs)