Eid-ul-Azha at Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar

FE Online Desk | Published: August 22, 2018 12:14:26 | Updated: August 22, 2018 13:39:58


A minor Rohingya girl is trying a froc at a Kutupalong shop

Rohingya refugees, who entered Bangladesh from burdering Rakhine state of Myanmar and are living in different refugee camps, are observing Holy Eid-ul-Azha with religious fervour and festivity in Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday.

Around 700,000 Rohingya, mostly members of Muslim minority group in north-west Myanmar, have crossed the border into Bangladesh since the Southeast Asian country’s military began a crackdown in Rakhine state in August 2017.

Rohingya Muslims offered their main Eid-ul-Azha prayers at a mosque at Kutupalong in the morning. They also joined Eid congregations at different other eidgah and mosques in Teknaf and Ukhia in the morning.

Children wearing new dresses have been celebrating Eid with festive mood since early in the morning.

Makeshift shops set up at Kutupalong refugee camps sold children's dresses from early August to the late night before the Eid day (August 21).

Rohingya refugees have also been slaughtering sacrificial animals at different spots at Kutupalong and other makeshift camps since Wednesday morning.

They gathered at makeshift cattle markets at the Kutupalong refugee camp to buy sacrificial animals on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

Rohingya refugee blacksmiths have been sharpening knives and other sharp tools and weapons for use during the Eid-ul-Azha ritual at the Kutupalong and other refugee camps in Cox's Bazar since Tuesday. – agencies

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