Fireworks in Okhla mark Shab-e-barat onset, reports Altamash Khan from Johri Farm. Fireworks were carried in Jamia Nagar as crackers sound could be heard.
The day is celebrated every year and on this day people spend night praying and making duas. Many Muslims even visit graveyards. All told the biggest worry for administration and community is reigning in rogue bikers, who in large number get out on Delhi roads and create ruckus.
To address the issue this time around religious leaders have made appeal from mosque to parents not to give bike to their young children for creating chaos on roads. On Friday, during the prayer, many imams in the locality made an appeal, urging youth to avoid driving bikes at high speed putting lives of others in danger and to avoid creating chaos on roads.
Delhi authorities like last year are to be on high alert to discourage youth from bike stunt by putting barracks at main points in Muslim-dominated localities in the national Capital.
It is understood that this year around the issue would be addressed with help from religious leaders. Moreover it has been found that stunt by rogue bikers also gives bad name to the community.
Some practices during the festival in the subcontinent have been contentious with many Islamic scholars not endorsing them.