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Bangladesh : Row over Eid -ul -Azha Day - 2003-02-07


After an unprecedented controversy over the date of Eid-ul Azha , the Government has finally decided that this Muslim Festival of sacrifice will be celebrated in Bangladesh on January 13th. Initially the Moon Sighting committee had decided that the Eid shall be observed on January , the 12th. But some Islamic clerics and organisations citing the examples of the moon sighting said that it was against the Shari'ah. Eventually the Committee held another meeting and reversed their own previous decision, causing trouble to holiday travellers who had booked their seats in buses and trains wel in advance .

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