The second phase of the three-day ‘Biswa Ijtema’, one of the largest congregations of Muslims in the world, will begin this morning on the bank of the Turag River in Gazipur’s Tongi.
The authorities have completed the necessary preparations to hold the religious gathering smoothly.
A good number of foreign devotees from different parts of the world along with Bangladeshis have already thronged the Ijtema venue.
The second phase of Ijtema will start after fajr prayers through ‘Aam Bayan’ on Friday and will end on Sunday (Feb 11) through Akheri Munajat.
Devotees from different foreign countries including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Europe, America and Africa have reached the venue.
Meanwhile, members of law enforcement agencies will be deployed to maintain law and order at the Ijtema venue and adjacent areas. Besides, plainclothes police and intelligence officers will remain deployed in the area.
The first phase of Bishwa Ijtema ended on February 4 at the same venue starting on February 2.