Chennai, Jul 21 (PTI) Fervour marked Eid-al-Adha, also known as Bakrid celebrations in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, with the devout offering prayers at mosques in conformity with Covid-19 protocols.
A Muslim pilgrim prays during symbolic stoning of the devil ritual during the Hajj pilgrimage in Mina, near Mecca. (AP/PTI Photo)
- The hajj ministry has allowed women of all ages to make the pilgrimage without a male relative, known as a "mehrem"
- The decision is part of social reforms rolled out by de facto leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
- Officials have said that 40% of this year's pilgrims are women
Just 60,000 people have been selected to take part in this year's hajj(Photo Credits : AP/PTI(AP31-07-2020_000137B))