Dhaka dwellers and commuters suffered immensely yesterday as traffic came to a standstill on the Airport Road. Thousands were stuck for hours on end and many missed appointments, meetings and even flights.
Five more devotees die due to their physical illness at the Biswa Ijtema venue in Tongi of Gazipur.
This year's Biswa Ijtema, the world's second largest congregation of the Muslims, has been extended by a day due to yesterday's rain and increment weather.
Biswa Ijtema, one of the largest congregations of Muslims, began on the banks of Turag in Tongi after Fazr prayers yesterday.
Held in two phases since 2011, Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, will be held in one phase this year from February 15-17.
A faction of Tabligh Jamaat yesterday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in holding a preparatory meeting for organising Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj.
The second phase of the Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of the Muslims, ends today with Akheri Munajat or final supplications seeking divine blessings for people and the Muslim Ummah.
The second phase of Biswa Ijtema enters the second day at Tongi on the outskirts of Dhaka.