Update November 16, 2018

Dhaka 8-04 pm, 09-August, 2020

Biswa Ijtema postponed for polls

Mirajul Moin Joy

The two-phase Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after hajj, will not be held as per the schedule this time due to the national election, reports UNB.

A meeting with two factions of Tablig Jamaat held at the Secretariat on Thursday with home minister Asaduzzaman Khan in the chair decided to defer the Biswa Ijtema.

However, no decision was taken about when the Biswa Ijtema will begin.

Talking to UNB, the home minister said it will not be possible to provide security during the Biswa Ijtema due to the 11th parliamentary elections. “The Election Commission also wants that the congregation is held after the election.”

He said the new date for the Ijtema will be decided after the election.

The first phase of Biswa Ijtem was scheduled to be held on 11-13 January while the second one on 18-20 January next.

As per the latest schedule, the general election will be held on 30 December.

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