"The mosque was overflowing with worshippers and so were the streets all around it, almost up to Town Hall. I believe there were one lakh people in all... There was joy everywhere." Many foreigners, diplomats as well as refugees, also joined the prayers and festivities. Special prayers were offered in numerous embassies in the capital. Similar scenes were reported from all over the country, particularly in states with large Muslim populations like Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh.
Image: Muslims break their fast at the Jama mosque on the last day of the holy month of Ramadan in New Delhi on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. Muslims are preparing to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan.