Eid-e-Milad 2018 Celebrations: Procession to be Taken Out Under Drone Surveillance in Lucknow
Juloos-e-Madhe-Sahaba being taken out in Lucknow last year | File image | (Photo Credits: PTI)

Lucknow, November 18: In view of the procession to be taken out in parts of the city on November 21 - when Muslims will celebrate Eid-e-Milad Un Nabi (SAW) - a high-level meeting was called by District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma to view the arrangements. At the meeting, it was decided that the processions on Eid-e-Milad should proceed under drone surveillance.

The move is aimed at security of the devotees, as well as, to prevent untoward incidents which could lead to communal strife. The measure will allow the administration to keep an eye on miscreants from either sides. Eid-e-Milad Arrangements Finalised at Kashmir's Hazratbal Dargah, Reviewed by Wakf Board Chief.

The meeting was also attended by SSP Kalanidhi Naithani, ADM Santosh Kumar Vaishya and Municipal Commissioner Indramani Tripathi. The top officials chalked out the strategy to maintain peace, harmony, law and order on the festival, slated to be celebrated on Wednesday.

Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali, while speaking to reporters, said the administration should also ensure uninterrupted water and electricity supply on the auspicious day, apart from providing security to the procession.

The top cleric said Muslims would be attending overnight congregations on Tuesday, planned at Islamia College, Lalbagh, Aminabad Park and Chowk Mandi. On the next morning, the procession - referred to as Juloos-e-Madhe-Sahaba - would be taken out under drone surveillance from Aminabad Park. It would pass through Maulviganj, Rakabganj, Nadan Mahal Road, Bilochpura and Haidarganj, before concluding at the Eidgah.

Eid-e-Milad, also referred to as Mawlid, is the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Muslims adhering to various sects and school of thoughts pay adherence to the Holy Prophet on this day, which falls on the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal in the Islamic calendar.