As the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end, people across the world have decked up for Eid al-Fitr, and a similar festive scenario was seen in Kashmir.
In Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, the Indian Army celebrated Eid with Kashmiris in Krishna Ghati sector. In visuals, men in uniform could be seen embracing civilians and exchanging greetings for the festival.
Along with Kashmir, a sweet gesture of Eid was seen on the Wagah-Attari border in a ceremony between the Indian security officials and Pakistan security officials. In visuals, the security officials of both countries exchanged wrapped gifts to each other as they celebrated the festival.
This gesture by the officials of both countries comes days after Pakistan sabotaged an Iftar party hosted by Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria in Islamabad on Saturday.
The Indian diplomat hosted an Iftar party and sent out invitations to a large number of people. However as soon as the guests starting arriving, several teams of Pakistani intelligence agencies stopped people outside and obstructed them from coming in. Some of the guests were harassed and threatened over the phone.
The Indian High Commissioner said that many guests were not even allowed to enter the venue in Pakistan's capital city. Later, Bisaria apologized to his guests who were stopped from entering.
He said, "I want to apologize to all the friends who were subject to some extra scrutiny outside. Thank you so much. Many friends have been stopped outside. The new government comes with new hopes."
Pakistan PM Imran Khan, President Arif Alvi, Foreign Secretary, National Assembly speaker were invited by Indian High Commission but they skipped the Iftar. Apart from them, the guest list included political personalities, community notables, heads of several Sufi shrines, academics, writers, artists, Civil Society activists, Pakistani students, and other prominent personalities.