Eid Jamaat at Sholakia suspended
KISHOREGANJ, May 15, 2020 (BSS) – The authorities concerned have suspended
the upcoming 193rd Eid-ul-Fitr Jamaat (congregation) at the historic Sholakia
Eidgah Maidan this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Kishoreganj Deputy Commissioner (DC) and Sholakia Eidgah Committee
President Md Sarwar Morshed Chowdhury said the decision has been taken
following the directives of the Religious Affairs Ministry issued on
Thursday, asking for not to hold Eid Jamaat at open spaces in a bid to
contain the spread of coronavirus.
Noting that the ministry asked for holding Eid Jamaat of the upcoming Eid-
ul-Fitr at nearby mosques instead of Eidgahs or open spaces considering the
life risk and security of the devotees, the DC said if necessary, several Eid
Jamaats will be held at a single mosque.
There is plan to hold the Eid Jamaat at mosques at every one hour
interval, maintaining COVID-19 guidelines issued by the government, while the
first Jamaat will be held at 8 am on the Eid day, he added.
The Eid Jamaat on the historic Sholakia Eidgah Maidan has been suspended
for the first time in the history due to the outbreak of coronavirus since