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Srinagar/New Delhi: The Ramzan moon was sighted this evening and Muslims in India will begin fasting from Sunday.

J&K’s Grand Mufti, Nasir-ul-Islam said that the holy month of Ramzan will begin tomorrow (Sunday) in Jammu and Kashmir as the moon has been sighted at various places.

“The moon marking the beginning of the holy month of Ramzan has been sighted. April 03 will be the first day of fasting,” Mufti Nasir said.

Fatehpuri Masjid Imam Mufti Mukarram Ahmad said the moon was sighted in various parts of the country and Muslims would begin fasting from Sunday.

“As the holy month begins, we pray for the welfare of all the people in the country. We pray for peace and development in the country,” he told PTI.

In a statement, Muslim body Imarat-e-shariyah-Hind said a meeting of Ruyat-e-Hilal Committee was held today at 1, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and it was verified that moon was sighted in several parts of the country.

Maulana Asaduddin Qasmi Convenor of Ruyat-e-Hilal Committee, Imarat-e-Sharaiyah-Hind, has therefore, declared that 1st Ramzan falls on Sunday, it said.

Various Muslim bodies in states such as Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal also declared that the fasting month would begin on Sunday.

Muslims have been observing the fasting month in the past two years under the shadow of the Covid pandemic. This year, many of the Covid curbs have been lifted   following dip in cases and vaccination of people.

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