BSS-26 No Eid congregation at Sholakia maidan

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BSS-26

SHOLAKIA-EID JAMAAT-SUSPENSION

No Eid congregation at Sholakia maidan

DHAKA, July 31, 2020 (BSS) – The authorities concerned have
suspended the 193rd Eid-ul-Azha Jamaat (congregation) at the historic
Sholakia Eidgah Maidan in Kishoreganj this year due to the coronavirus
pandemic.

“We have taken this decision considering the safety of devotees due
to COVID-19 pandemic as tens of thousands of devotees gather the
historic maidan to join the Eid congregation every year,” Kishoreganj
Deputy Commissioner and Sholakia Eidgah Committee President Md Sarwar
Morshed Chowdhury told BSS.

He said jamaat of Eid-ul-Azha will be held at nearby mosques
instead of Eid-gahs or open spaces maintaining the social distancing
and health guidelines. If necessary, several Eid Jamaats will be held
at a single mosque, he added.

The authorities also had suspended Eid congregation of Eid-ul-Fitr
at the historic Sholakia Eidgah Maidan this year due to the outbreak
of coronavirus.

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