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1st phase of Biswa Ijtema begins


DE Online Report
The first phase of three-day ‘Biswa Ijtema’, a large congregation of Muslims in the world, began this (Friday) morning on the bank of the Turag River in Gazipur’s Tongi.
The authorities concerned 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 local ones have already thronged the Ijtema venue and now staying at 91 designated khittas. The first phase of Ijtema started after Fazr prayers today through ‘Aam Bayan’ and will end on Sunday after Akheri Munajat.
Devotees from different foreign countries including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Europe, America and Africa have reached the venue.
This year, facilities for foreign devotees including water supply, cooking management and security have been improved, said Religious Affairs Minister Faridul Haque Khan after inaugurating a free health camp at the Ijtema venue on Thursday.
“Those who are involved in violence can’t be the followers of Tablig Jamaat. As per the Prime Minister directives to ensure highest facilities to the devotees, all public representatives and government offices concerned have been asked to take steps to mitigate the sufferings of the devotees,” he said.

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