Govt okays Islamic congregation in Saptari

Islamic congregation

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The government has decided to allow the Muslim community to host the Islamic congregation in the Bodebasain Municipality-5 of Saptari district in condition of not involving the participants from other countries except for Nepal and India.

Earlier, the Ministry of Home Affairs had directed the Muslim community to halt the Ijtema owing to security concerns.

According to the Home Ministry, they directed to halt the Ijtema after participants from many other countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Dubai, Qatar and Malaysia were seen assembling in the venue.

Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli directed the Home Ministry not to block the function after organizers promised to send back the other participants except those from Nepal and India.

“The Muslim Commission has now assured to send back the other participants before the function,” said Ministry Spokesperson Kedar Nath Sharma.

According to reports, over one hundred participants from other countries except India and Nepal had come to attend the function.

The Ijtema will begin on Saturday.

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