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Mon, Aug 26, 2019 3:15 AM
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Solakia ready to hold Eid congregation

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All necessary arrangements have been completed to hold the Eid congregation in Solakia Maidan (Eid congregation ground), one of the biggest place for Eid prayers of the country, in Kishorganj district.

All necessary arrangements have been completed to hold the Eid congregation in Solakia Maidan (Eid congregation ground), one of the biggest place for Eid prayers of the country, in Kishorganj district.

 

“The Eid congregation will be held on Monday next at 8:30am and Panel Imam Maulana Mufti Hifzur Rahman Khan will conduct it,” Kishoreganj Deputy Commissioner (DC) Sarwar Murshed Chowdhury said on Saturday after visiting the ground.

Two special trains named ‘Sholakia Special’ will be run on Bhairav-Kishoreganj and Mymensingh-Kishoreganj routes so that devotees can participate in the jamaat.

Local administration has taken adequate security measures for the country’s largest Eidgah (ground) with deployment of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and police in large numbers.

DC Sarwar said none of the devotees will be allowed to enter the ground without search.

The tight security measures have taken keeping in mind the militant attack at Sholakia Eidgah in 2016 in which four people were killed, he added.

Plain clothed personnel from different intelligence agencies will be entrusted with strict vigilance in and around Sholakia.

Closed Circuit Camera Television (CCTVs), archways, check posts and watchtowers have been set up at each of the entry points of Kishoreganj town and the Sholakia Eidgah to make the security.