Moon sighted, Eid-ul-fitr to be celebrated in India on 5 June


Shawwal moon has been sighted in India meaning that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday, 5 June. A statement by the Moon Sighting Committee in Kolkata said that the moon had been sighted.

Similar confirmation came from Bihar, where Markazi Idara-e-Shariah said that although the moon was not sighted in and around Patna, scholars in Purnea had confirmed that the moon was sighted in their region with several people issuing a confirmation,

Parts of Uttar Pradesh and south India too confirmed the sighting of the moon, but there was still no official announcement from Delhi, where the Jama Masjid usually issues an official statement on the sighting of the moon.

The confirmation also came from Hyderabad.

Eid is celebrated by Muslims around the World to mark the end of 29 or 30 days of fasting where Muslims abstain from eating or drinking from dawn to dusk.