Shawwal moon was sighted in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday evening, said J&K Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam.
"Ample of testimonies were received from many parts of the state, therefore, the 1st of Shawwal 1440 Hijri will be on Wednesday 5th June. Based on local moon sighting, Eid-ul-Fitr will be on Wednesday 5th June 2019," Grand Mufti told Greater Kashmir.
Eid-ul-Fitr, the festival of thanksgiving, marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramadhan.
Greeting people on the Eid-ul-Fitr, he appealed Muslims to celebrate Eid with austerity and help poor and downtrodden. Shawwal moon has also been sighted in Pakistan
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