It is going to be a festive but hectic week for Hyderabadis as two main festivals of Hindus and Muslims are coinciding and both are celebrated by lakhs of devotees, turning Hyderabad streets into busy avenues. Both Ganesh Visarjan and Mild-un-nabi fall on the same day and both the festivals normally witness people coming onto streets in big numbers. So Hyderabad police have to make elaborate arrangements for the both.
But keeping in mind the gigantic efforts needed to provide security for both festivals simultaneously, Hyderabad police have requested elders of Muslim community to postpone the Milad-un-nabi procession. Responding to Hyderabad police request, elders of Muslim community agreed to postpone the procession.
“Had a meeting with the elders of the Muslim community who took a historic decision to postpone the Milad Un Nabi juloos( procession) on 28 th September as it was clashing with the Ganesh final immersion on the same day. We agreed to make the needed arrangements on 1 st October. This is a shining example of the Ganga Jamuni tehzeeb (culture)of our city and state and the harmony with which people are coexisting. This automatically leads to more development and growth. I appeal to all involved to exercise utmost restraint in their celebrations and respect the sensitivities of each other to protect the greatness of Hyderabad,” said Hyderabad Commissioner CV Anand.