The second phase of Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of the Muslims, will begin on the bank of the Turag River at Tongi, on the outskirts of the city, tomorrow (January 20).
The Ijtema will begin with 'Aam Bayan' (general sermons) by noted Islamic scholars after Fazr prayers and will end with Akheri Munajat (final prayers) on January 22, reports BSS.
The government has taken adequate security measures ahead of the 2nd phase of Biswa Ijtema.
The security management of the Ijtema Maidan will be monitored through close circuit (CC) cameras, watch towers and rooftops while adequate number of police personnel and intelligence agencies in plain clothes will be on duty in every Khitta along with specialized teams, according to law enforcement sources.
Many pilgrims from different countries of the world, including Bangladesh have already reached their respective 'Khittahs' in the Ijtema venue as the entire Ijtema Maidan is divided into 85 'Khittah'
Tablighi Jamaat media coordinator Muhammad Sayem said that the devotees of Tabligh Jamaat from almost all Muslim countries of the world are expected to participate in the second phase.
He said that a Jamaat of 50 Muslims of Nizamuddin came to the Maidan on Wednesday.
Besides, the guests are coming from Pakistan-Jamaat and Nizamuddin-Jamaat as the 'Mashara' will be held at night in presence of them, he added.
The vehicular movement will be restricted ahead of Akheri Munajat.
MRT pass sales will be closed at the aforesaid stations from 3 pm to 9 pm on Sunday (January 22) in this regard.
The traffic department of Dhaka Metropolitan Police has sought the full cooperation of the citizens to maintain law and order and avoid traffic jams on the occasion of the Ijtema.