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Jakarta Post

Jakarta administration to hold major event on Idul Fitri eve

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, June 10, 2018   /   02:33 pm
 Jakarta administration to hold major event on Idul Fitri eve Muslim teenagers recite the name of Allah while riding atop a bus in a convoy around Jakarta for 'takbiran' on June 24, 2017. JP/Ibrahim Irsyad (JP/Ibrahim Irsyad)

The Jakarta administration plans to provide space for Muslim residents to celebrate the night before Idul Fitri, known as takbiran, to prevent them from celebrating on the streets.  

Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno said the administration would hold a mass takbiran event, although the location for the event has not been decided yet.

Sandiaga said he discussed the plan with Bureau of Mental and Spiritual Education head Hendra Hidayat.

The city administration, he claimed, had coordinated with all relevant parties to ensure security on the night before Idul Fitri.

Sandiaga suggested that residents who had plans to join convoys to celebrate takbiran to notify the Jakarta Transportation Agency about their plans.

“The city administration will not allow unorganized convoys,” Sandiaga said on Saturday as quoted by (cal/ahw)