More than 45,000 people, from some twelve thousand families, in Barishal division are observing Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday in accordance with Saudi Arabia.
They offered prayers in Eid Jamaats of eight upazilas under Barishal, Patuakhali, Bhola, Jhalakati and Barguna.
Participants of the Eid-ul-Fitr festival on Sunday claimed that they were the followers of Kaderia, Jahangiria and Chistia Tarika and Pir of Elahabad Sufia Darbarsharif in Kanchan Nagor and Pir of Mariachi Darbar Sharif of Satkania in Chattogram.
They are the resident of Madhavpasha, Kedarpur, Tajkati, Talukdar Char, Nishan Baria, Haji Banshkati of Babuganj, Sundarkati of Bakerganj, and Harinafulia of Sadar upazilas of Barisal, Galachipa, Baufal, Kalapara and Sadar upazilas of Patuakhali, Charfesson upazila of Bhola, Taltali of Barguna and Nalchhity upazila of Jhalakathi.
Abdur Rashid, one of the followers of this sect, said they usually observe all religious festivals and customs according to the calendar and systems of Saudi Arabia.
Golam Mir Md Fazlul Huq, another local leader of them, said they observed Eid-ul-Fitr one day before the other sects according to the direction of their Pir of Mariachi Darbar Sharif of Satkania in Chattogram.
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