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19 January, 2020 00:00 00 AM
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2nd phase of Ijtema ends today with Akheri Munajat

Two more devotees die
Agencies, Gazipur
2nd phase of
Ijtema ends today with Akheri Munajat
Thousands of Muslim devotees enter through a narrow gate towards the Ijtema venue on the banks of the Turag River at Tongi on the outskirts of the capital yesterday, as the second phase of 55th Biswa Ijtema is set to end with Akheri Munajat (final prayers) today. Photo: Nazmul Islam

The 55th Biswa Ijtema will end today with the second phase’s Akheri Munajat (final prayer) on the banks of the Turag River at Tongi in Gazipur district.

On the occasion of the Akheri Munajat, vehicular movements is to remain suspended from the Saturday midnight to Sunday afternoon on the Airport to Joydebpur intersection of the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway, Mirer Bazar to Tongi bus stop of the

Dhaka-Sylhet Highway via Gazipur and Kamarpara to Ashulia road.

Meanwhile, two more devotees died due to old age complications at the Ijtema venue in Tongi on Friday night.

So far, five devotees have died at the Ijtema venue during the second phase of

Biswa Ijtema, said engineer Shah Md Muhibullah, caretaker of the ground.

Four of the deceased were identified as Kazi Alauddin of Sunamganj, Humayun Kabir of Rangpur, Golzar Hossain of Gaibandha, and Suruz Miah of Narsingdi.

The death toll of devotees in the 55th Biswa Ijtema stood at 18 so far, including 13 in the first phase.

Along with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), around 8,000 police personnel have been deployed in and around the Ijtema venue to ensure security of the devotees.  The venue has been brought under CCTV and watch tower surveillance.

 Besides, the law enforcers have put in place a five-tier security measure.

On the second day of the first phase’s Ijtema, the second largest congregation of the Muslim community after Hajj, Islamic Scholars delivered sermons on different aspects of Islam in the light of the holy Quran and Hadith yesterday.

Indian Islamic scholar Maulana Mohammad Mursalin conducted the bayaan (sermon) after fazr prayer which was translated in Bangla by Mufti Azimuddin.

The Muslim devotees have thronged the Ijtema ground under the open sky while more than 1,500 foreign devotees from 35 countries, including from Jordan, Libya, Africa, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Palestine, the USA, Turkey, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, England, joined the Ijtema from the first day of the second phase.

Earlier, the first phase of this year’s Ijtema was held from January 10 to 12 at the same venue. Tablig Jamaat has been organizing the Biswa Ijtema on the bank of Turag River since 1967. Now, Ijtema is being held in two phases since 2011 to ease the accommodation problem.

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