Sholakia ready for country’s largest Eid congregation

United News of Bangladesh . Kishoreganj | Published: 23:55, Jun 13,2018

 
 

Keeping security issue as a top priority, all necessary preparations have been completed for holding the country’s largest Eid congregation at Sholakia Eidgah Maidan.
This will be the 191st jamaat where Maulana Farid Uddin Masud, chairman of Islahul Muslimin Parishad, is expected to lead the congregation at 10:00am.
Members of law enforcement agencies will remain stationed at various temporary check-posts to monitor the largest annual Eid gathering, bringing the area under the coverage of extensive security blanket.
For the first time this year, three drone cameras will be in operation to maintain vigilance in the area, said Mashrukur Rahman Khaled, superintendent of Kishoreganj police.
Several metal detectors at different entrances and closed-circuit cameras inside and outside the canopy of the congregation were set up to keep watchful eyes to avoid any unwanted incident, he said.
Besides, plainclothes police will be on duty apart from detective personnel to evade any subversive activity, the SP added.
Two special trains will operate on the Bhairab-Kishoreganj and Kishoreganj-Mymensingh routes to facilitate the movement of Sholakia-bound Muslim devotees.
Saying that the Sholakia Eidgah was all ready for safe gathering, president of Sholakia Eidgah managing committee and deputy commissioner of the district Md Sarwar Murshed Chowdhury urged all, including the president and cabinet ministers, to join the congregation on the Eid day.
Mannan Dad Khan, former Dewan of Haibatnagar in Kishoreganj, donated 4.35 acres of land through Wakf deeds in 1950 and now the Eidgah has seven acres of land. This Eidgah is situated on the northern bank of the River Norsunda.
On the Eid day on July 7, 2016, at least four people, including two policemen, were killed and 12 others were injured in a bomb attack coupled with an exchange of gunfire after terrorists attacked a temporary police check-post near Sholakia Eidgah in Sadar upazila of Kishoreganj.

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