While Diwali is primarily a Hindu tradition, this event was equally participated by Muslims, who shut off the lights in their houses and lit earthen lamps, candles, and mobile phone flashlights for nine minutes.

The people of Agra even decorated their houses with rows upon rows of lamps on Sunday night. (Photo: India Today)

It was as if Diwali had arrived a few months earlier. Taking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to light lamps at the doorsteps at 9 pm on Sunday a little further, the people of Agra even decorated their houses with rows upon rows of lamps on Sunday night.

Fireworks lit up the sky at exactly 9 pm as the city showed a united front in the fight against Covid-19.

While Diwali is primarily a Hindu tradition, this event was equally participated by Muslims, who shut off the lights in their houses and lit earthen lamps, candles, and mobile phone flashlights for nine minutes.

Speaking with IndiaToday.in, 104 years old Imamuddin, who stood at his doorstep holing a lit-up mobile phone, said this is a celebration of the unity of the people of India against the threat of coronavirus.

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