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Biswa Ijtema begins in Bangladesh as people leave Dhaka

Biswa Ijtema begins in Bangladesh as people leave Dhaka
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People at the train station waiting for transport.
Biswa Ijtema begins in Bangladesh as people leave Dhaka
02/09
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A train with thousands of devotees on the way to Ijtema moidhan (ijtema place), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Biswa Ijtema begins in Bangladesh as people leave Dhaka
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Devotees are under shelter in Ijtema Moidhan (place).
Biswa Ijtema begins in Bangladesh as people leave Dhaka
04/09
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Devotees crossing Turag river to reach the main Ijtema field.
Biswa Ijtema begins in Bangladesh as people leave Dhaka
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One of devotees cooks their lunch.
Biswa Ijtema begins in Bangladesh as people leave Dhaka
06/09
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Some of devotees on the way to back their homes after jhumma prayer.
Biswa Ijtema begins in Bangladesh as people leave Dhaka
07/09
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Devotees on their way to join Jhumma prayer in Bishaw Ijtema.
Biswa Ijtema begins in Bangladesh as people leave Dhaka
08/09
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Devotees under shelter in Ijtema Moidhan (place).
Biswa Ijtema begins in Bangladesh as people leave Dhaka
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Devotees in the train station getting a train back home.
  • Biswa Ijtema begins in Bangladesh as people leave Dhaka
  • Biswa Ijtema begins in Bangladesh as people leave Dhaka
  • Biswa Ijtema begins in Bangladesh as people leave Dhaka
  • Biswa Ijtema begins in Bangladesh as people leave Dhaka
  • Biswa Ijtema begins in Bangladesh as people leave Dhaka
  • Biswa Ijtema begins in Bangladesh as people leave Dhaka
  • Biswa Ijtema begins in Bangladesh as people leave Dhaka
  • Biswa Ijtema begins in Bangladesh as people leave Dhaka
  • Biswa Ijtema begins in Bangladesh as people leave Dhaka

The three-day Biswa Ijtema, the second largest Muslim congregation in the world, began on the bank of the Turag River at Tongi with the participation of devotees from home and abroad. Dhaka, Bangladesh. 13th January 2012

The three-day Biswa Ijtema (first phase), the second largest Muslim congregation in the world, began on the bank of the Turag River at Tongi today with the participation of devotees from home and abroad. Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The Biswa Ijtema, organised by Tablig Jamaat, will conclude Sunday with the offering of 'akheri munajat', when the Turag riverbank and a vast area around, even stretching into the northern part of the capital, spreading into an ocean of people.
The elite-force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)and plainclothes police will be deployed while several thousand volunteers of Tablig Jamaat will also be on duty for ensuring security.

The government took special steps for introducing extra train, bus and launch services for smooth journey of devotees.

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