BENGALURU: Thousands of Muslims celebrated Jashn-e-Milad-Un Nabi (Birth Anniversary of Prophet Mohammed) by taking out colourful processions across the city on Sunday.
At Thanisandra, a procession, which started after noon prayers, passed through Hegde Nagar, Yeshwanthpur, Yelahanka, and Tannery Road, and assembled at Chota Maidan in Shivaji Nagar. A sermon on Prophet’s life and teachings were given to community members on the occasion.
“A large number of people carried religious symbols, including pictures of Tippu Sultan, and took out a peaceful procession,” Alah Sunnathul Jamaath president Navid Khan said.
Another procession was taken out from Tawwakal Mastan Dargah in Cottonpet. It passed through Mysore Road and reached Hudson Circle near Corporation.
Yet another procession from Madivala and surrounding areas joined the procession at Hudson Circle. It ended at Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Grounds on Nrupatunga Road.
“The youth were told about the community’s values and we appealed to them to serve society by following Prophet Mohammed’s footsteps,” Juloos-e-Mohammedi president Syed Waheed-Ur-Rehman said.
At the public programme organised by the Central Milad Committeeat YMCA Ground, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said no religion in the world teaches terrorism, and fundamentalists should not resort to false propaganda in this regard.
“Sowing seed in the name of God and religion in the society is not good,” the Chief Minister stated.
“All religions have given the message of peace and harmony. No religion tolerates terrorism. The Constitution has given the right to all people to follow the religion of their choice. So it is not right on the part of anyone to sow seeds of poison in the name of religion,” Siddaramaiah said.
Information Minster R Roshan Baig, MLA Tanveer Sait and Congress leader G A Bawa was present on the occasion.