Second phase of world congregation begins in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh: The second phase of Biswa Ijtema (Congregation) began yesterday at Tongi, Bangladesh, 20 kilometer away from Dhaka after the (Juma) prayers with a religious sermon by Indian Islamic scholar Moulana Md Ismail Hossain, according to our reporter Jamil from Tongi.

Devotees participate in the jumma prayers on a road stretch passing by the Bishwa Ijtema ground at Tongi near the capital on Friday on the first day of the second phase of of the congregation. — New Age photo

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Nasaka commits sexual insults against women and girls in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Burma’s border security force (Nasaka), are looting valuable goods  from the villagers and also committed  sexual insults against Rohingya women and girls when the male villagers ran away from the village  for fear of arbitrary arrest by the Nasaka personnel, said a local elder preferring not to be named.
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Army destroys garden for logs to bake bricks in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Army is destroying Rohingyas’ garden to make logs for baking bricks in Maungdaw Township for constructing of an old road which was established by British government during  Second World War-II, said a an elder from the local preferring not to be named.
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