No mass prayers, Covid protocols — Jama Masjid wears deserted look this Eid al-Adha

After the Shah Imam of Jama Masjid asked people to offer Eid prayers at home, not many people visited Jama Masjid on Eid al-Adha.

Pigeons fly as Jama Masjid wears an almost deserted look on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, in New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Jama Masjid was practically empty on the occasion of Eid al-Adha in New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

New Delhi: The Jama Masjid in Delhi remained largely deserted on the occasion of Eid al-Adha Wednesday due to Covid-19 protocols in place.

Amid concerns about a possible third wave, the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Shah Bukhari, had also appealed to devotees to offer prayers at home. Only a limited number of people, 15-20 at a time, were allowed to offer namaz at the mosque.

To maintain law and order, and prevent crowding, Delhi Police and CRPF were also stationed outside the mosque.

ThePrint’s photojournalist Suraj Singh Bisht brings you glimpses of Eid celebrations from the iconic mosque.

Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers at the Jama Masjid | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Muslims offer prayers at the Jama Masjid on Eid al-Adha Wednesday | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

 

The caretaker of the Jama Masjid mosque of Delhi looks inside the Gate after it was closed to public | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
The caretaker of Delhi’s Jama Masjid looks inside the mosque’s gate | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Security personnel patrol a market area near Jama Masjid on the occassion of Eid al-Adha during the ongoing COVID-19 in New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Security personnel have been deployed at the market area near Jama Masjid to prevent crowding on Eid al-Adha | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A view of market near Jama Masjid, on the occassion of Eid al-Adha | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A view of the market near Jama Masjid | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
No mass Eid prayers at mosques amid Covid-19 pandemic | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
No mass prayers were offered at Jama Masjid amid the Covid-19 pandemic | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

 

Markets are no more like other years | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Markets in Old Delhi were also less crowded than the previous years | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Jama Masjid wears an almost deserted look as only a few Muslims offered prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Adha owing to COVID-19 pandemic, in New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
The Shah Imam of Jama Masjid asked people to offer prayers at home due to the Covid pandemic | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A kid holds a goat at the market | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A girl holds a goat at the market near Jama Masjid | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A View of Jama Masjid Market | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A view of the market near Jama Masjid | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint