The first phase of Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, will be held on January 10-12 at Ijtema ground in Tongi.
SM Tariqul Islam, deputy commissioner of Gazipur, said that adequate security measures had been taken in and around the Ijtema ground for ensuring security of the devotees.
Besides, the second phase of Ijtema will be held from January 17-19.
Tabligh Jamaat has been organising the Ijtema at the venue since 1967.
Tablighi Jamaat authorities in 2011 split the Ijtema into two phases, dividing the participation of the people of 64 districts, to reduce pressure at the venue and ensure better management and security.
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