Old Nashik : The Muslim brethren celebrated Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of prophet Mohammad Paigambar yesterday in religious fervour. As many as 70,000 Muslim brethren took part in the ‘juloos’ (procession) which organised in the city. A ‘niyaz’ (food distribution) was organised for people from all communities at Bagwanpura in morning and at Badi Durgah Sharif in evening.
A ‘juloos’ led by Khatib-e-Nashik Hafiz Hisamuddin Ashrafi and ulemas was organised around 4 pm opposite Jehangir Masjid at Chowk Mandai. At that time a special prayer was performed for peace in world and progress of country. Police Commissioner Dr. Ravinder Kumar Singal, DCP Laxmikant Patil, ACP Raju Bhujbal and senior police inspector of Bhadrakali police station Mangalsingh Suryawanshi felicitated the ulemas.
The ‘juloos’ passed through Bagwanpura, late Saleem Abbas Chowk, Bhoi lane, Kathada, Shivaji Chowk, Naikwadipura, Ajmeri Chowk, Azad Chowk, Pathanpura, Chavata, Budhwar Peth, Adam Shah Chowk, Qazipura, Multanpura, Burud lane, Kokanipura, Dakhnipura, Mahatma Phule mandai, Khadkali, martyr Abdul Hamid Chowk, Hussaini Chowk and via Pinjarghat reached Badi Durgah Sharif. Prominent personalities performed special prayer there.
MP Hemant Godse welcomed the ‘juloos’ in Bagwanpura area. Vahtuk Sena chief Azim Saiyyad, Dastgir Rangrej, Zuber Hashmi and others were also present. District Samajwadi Party chief Rafiq Saiyyad, city chief Imran Choudhari welcomed the ‘juloos’ at late Saleem Abbas Chowk, while corporator Gajanan Shelar welcomed it in Qazipura area. Corporator Sufi Jin, former corporator Gulzar Kokani, Haji Balam Patel, former corporator Nizam Kokani, Bilal Khatib and others took part in the ‘juloos’.