The first Covid positive case was reported on January 18, 2021, in Kavaratti island.
A year since the start of the pandemic, a second Ramzan comes amid fear and uncertainty, disease and disturbance.
In his message, the Chief Minister said, “Let this celebration strengthen the universal brotherhood, a trait unique for the Tamils.
As Muslims mark the end of the holy month and head for Eid, there is just one thing on everyone's mind -- to pray for this pandemic to end.
Markets in the Old City continued to witness increased footfall during evening hours before the night curfew comes into force.
Outside observers say scores of mosques have been demolished, a charge Beijing denies, and locals say the number of worshippers is sinking.
There is no harm in missing the old normal, when the month of Ramzan brought these small joys – iftar parties, frenzied night shopping, clothes and trinkets.
Residents were told that that they could face punishment for fasting, including being sent to one of the XUAR's vast network of internment camps.
Experts suggest eating balanced and nutritious food to build immunity amid these Covid-19 times and continue fasting during the holy month
The Hurriyat leader was detained at his house on August 4, 2019, a day ahead of the Centre announcing the abrogation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir's special status.
The court also noted that there was “no clear stand” of the central government as to whether religious congregations or gatherings were permitted in other places of worship.
The court also noted that there was 'no clear stand' of the central government as to whether religious congregations or gatherings were permitted in other places of worship.
Last year, authorities shuttered all mosques and clerics issued a fatwa, or edict, urging Muslims to pray at home over the holy month rather than congregate in crowded spaces.
On March 24, the Centre had said that 50 persons chosen by the Waqf board can be allowed to pray at the mosque during the 'shab-e-barat' holiday.
However, vendors at Charminar feel that the decision will pile on their misery as they record most of their business during the Ramzan season.