Biswa Ijtema second phase begins
20 January 2017, Nirapad News: The three-day second phase of Biswa Ijtema, one of the largest Muslim congregations in the world, began today on the banks of river Turag at Tongi on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka.
This year, thousands of devotees from 16 districts across Bangladesh took part in the first phase of Biswa Ijtema, which started on January 13 and ended on January 15.
The people from Dhaka, Meherpur, Lalmonirhat, Rajbari, Dinajpur, Habiganj, Munshiganj, Kishoreganj, Cox’s Bazar, Noakhali, Bagerhat, Chandpur, Pabna, Naogaon, Kushtia, Barguna and Barisal district are taking part in the second phase of Biswa Ijtema.
The second phase of the Ijtema will end through ‘Akheri Munajat’ on January 22 (Sunday).
Meanwhile, a five-tier security arrangement has been taken for the event along with deployment of several thousand members of different law enforcement agencies, including RAB and police.
Tablig Jamaat has been organizing the Ijtema at the venue since 1967. Since 2011 the congregation is held in two phases to ease accommodation problem.
Several health centres have been set up in different parts of the venue along with beds and almost all first aid and other treatment facilities amid doctors doing round-the-clock duty at each centre.
Special measures have also been taken to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply during the three-day Ijtema.