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Eid-ul-Azhar congregation held in Sholakia

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Eid-ul-Azhar congregation held in Sholakia

The Eid-ul-Azhar congregation was held at the traditional Sholakia ground of Kishoreganj under maximum security. This is the 197th Eid-ul-Azhar congregation at Sholakia Eidgah Maidan.

Maulana Hifzur Rahman, Imam of the city’s Markaz Mosque, led the Eid prayer on Monday (June 17) at 9 am.

Senior officials of the district administration, politicians and other dignitaries offered Eid-ul-Azha prayers at the Eidgah Maidan. At the end of the prayer, prayers are offered for the peace and prosperity of the Muslim Ummah.

Meanwhile, three-tier security arrangements have been made around Sholakia’s Eid congregation. Along with RAB, police, there were two platoons of BGB for the security of the worshippers.

Before the Eid Jamaat, Superintendent of Police Mohammad Russel Sheikh said that all Jamaat arrangements have been arranged with priority given to security. The field is entered through an archway. Two platoons of BGB along with police, RAB and Ansar forces are deployed in and around the ground during the Jamaat. Besides, the people of various intelligence agencies are monitoring the white dress in the field.

He said, apart from this, the entire Eidgah ground is covered by CC cameras. Movement is being monitored with drones and video cameras. Law enforcement forces are using temporary watch towers to ensure flawless security.

In 1828, 100,000 Muslims prayed together in the Eid congregation in this field. Since then the name of this field is ‘Soa Lakhia’. Which is now known as Sholakiya. However, local people feel that the field has not been developed according to the tradition and reputation of the Sholakia field. They demand that this historical Eid congregation should be given UNESCO recognition.


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