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Tue, Nov 19, 2019 10:38 PM
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Thousands at Sholakia pray for dengue victims

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The country’s biggest Eid-ul-Azha congregation has been held at Sholakia Eidgah with the participation of thousands of devotees amid three-tier security.

The country’s biggest Eid-ul-Azha congregation has been held at Sholakia Eidgah with the participation of thousands of devotees amid three-tier security.

Islamic cleric Markaj Mosque Imam, Maulana Hafizur Rahman, administered the Eid prayer at 8:40am in the morning that started following the custom of opening blank fire on the Eid day.

A special munajat was offered seeking divine blessings for peace and progress of Bangladesh and welfare of the people as well as the Muslim Ummah.

A special prayer was also offered seeking for the eternal peace of the departed souls of those who died of dengue fever and also wishing for the early recovery of the dengue patients throughout the country.

Two special trains carried the devotees on Bhairav-Kishoreganj and Mymensingh-Kishoreganj routes.

Kishoreganj Superintendent of Police Mashruqur Rahman Khaled said they have taken special measures to ensure tight security keeping in mind the militant attack at Sholakia Eidgah in 2016 in which four people were killed.

Plain clothed personnel from different intelligence agencies were seen helping the law enforcment agencies with strict vigilance in and around the Sholakia.

Drones, Closed Circuit Camera Television (CCTVs) and watchtowers were set up at each of the entry points of Kishoreganj town and the Sholakia Eidgah to ensure fool-proof security.