Few devotees reached the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, to offer namaz on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha amid stringent Covid-19 protocols.
According to a leading daily, few people were spotted without masks and in close proximity with each other and were not following other guidelines.
Earlier, the Shahi Imam Abdul Ghafoor Shah Bukhari of Jama Masjid that they need to follow Covid-19 guidelines for the safety of people and for their families in view of third wave of the viral infection.
Shahi Imam said, "We had decided to allow limited people to offer namaz at Jama Masjid. 15-20 people offered prayers."
A Delhi police officer who was present at the spot has also observed that people were following Covid-19 protocols strictly as emphasised on by the Shahi Imam.
Eid al-Adha or Bakrid is traditionally celebrated by prayers, large social gatherings, slaughtering of livestock and distributing meat to the needy.
This year, the festival comes as many countries battle the delta variant of the contagious Covid-19 disease which was first identified in India.
This highly contagious variant led to the second wave of infection and imposed some new restrictions and appealed people to avoid congregating and follow safety protocols.