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Bishwa Ijtema ends seeking welfare, peace for Muslim Ummah

Rtv online desk
|  19 Jan 2020, 00:00 | Update : 19 Jan 2020, 19:55
The 55th Bishwa Ijtema ended with the second phase’s Akheri Munajat held early morning today on the banks of the river Turag at Tongi in Gazipur.

Shura Member of Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz, Maulana Muhammad Jamshed conducted the Akheri Munajat from 11:50 am to 12:07pm.

The 17 minutes long munajat ended seeking unity, peace, prosperity and asking for the forgiveness of Allah for the Muslim Ummah.

Earlier, Maulana Iqbal Hafiz of India conducted sermons on different aspects of Islam in the light of the holy Quran and Hadith on Sunday.

Thousands of Muslim devotees from home and abroad gathered on the Ijtema ground to join the Akheri Munajat of the three-day second phase of the Bishwa Ijtema that began on Friday amid intensified security measures.

According to the Ijtema Organizing Committee, Muslim devotees from all around the world participated in the munajat including a 32 member delegation of Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz.

16 special trains from Bangladesh Railway and more than a hundred BRTC buses were availed to ease out the traveling of the devotees ahead of the congregation.

Vehicular movements remain suspended from 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.

According to Zila and Metropolitan Police, 8,500 members of additional forces of different law enforcement agencies were deployed besides the five tiers security measures taken inside the ground.

Apart from the security measures taken for inside the venue, searching booths and CCTV cameras were also been installed at different points.

Bishwa Ijtema Police Control Room sources said a total of 10 devotees died due to old-age complications, illnesses and accident during the second phase at the Ijtema venue, since Friday.

The total death tolls of the devotees in the 55th Bishwa Ijtema stood at 23 so far, including 13 in the first phase.

Earlier, the first phase of the Ijtema was held 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.

Source: BSS

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