Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said adequate security measures have been taken for holding the second phase of Biswa Ijtema, one of the largest Muslim congregations in the world, peacefully.
"We also took necessary security measures for the first phase of Biswa Ijtema, which was held peacefully," he told reporters after offering Jumma prayers at Biswa Ijtema at Tongi in Gazipur, reports BSS.
Local lawmaker Alhaj Md Zahid Ahsan, Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Haque, and leaders and activists of Gazipur District Unit of Awami League (AL) were, among others, present on the occasion.
The second phase of 53rd Biswa Ijtema began on the bank of Turag River at Tongi, the outskirts of the capital, today.
The first phase of Biswa Ijtema was held at the same venue on January 13- 15 last.
The second phase, which began today through aam bayan (general sermon) after Fajr prayers, will conclude through 'Akheri Munajat' on January 21 (Sunday).
Thousands of devotees from home and abroad have congregated on the bank of Turag River to take part in the religious event and seek blessings of the Almighty Allah for Muslim Ummah.