Rohingya refugees will get the opportunity to participate in Bishwa Ijtema which is scheduled to be held in two phases in January.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told this to reporters at a programme in Dhaka Tuesday.
This year, Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims in the world, will be held in two phases on the bank of the Turag River, on the outskirts of Dhaka. The first phase of the Ijtema will be held on January 12-14 while the second phase on January 19-21, the home minister confirmed.
Cox’s Bazar Assistant Deputy Commissioner and Executive Magistrate AKM Lutfor Rahman told the Dhaka Tribune that the biometric registration of the Rohingya refugees was going to be completed before the Ijtema, and hoped that the interested Rohingya devotees would attend the congregation by showing the IDs.
Law enforcement source said that the law enforcers will remain extra alert regarding the security of foreign nationals and Rohingya refugees at the Ijtema ground.