Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said there is no dearth in security in the country as the detectives are alert against the menace of militancy and terrorism.
"Our security forces are very intelligent. The detectives are alert across the country against terrorism and militancy," the minister said, addressing a discussion on Saturday as the chief guest at Jatiya Granthakendro Auditorium in the city's Bangabandhu Avenue area.
Awami Sangskritik Parishad organized the discussion marking the Jail Killing Day (November 3) and Muktijoddha killing day (November 7) with President of the organization and Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad Central Command Council Vice-Chairman Ismat Qadir Gama in the chair.
Awami League (AL) Cultural Affairs Secretary Asim Kumar Ukil, Dhaka City South AL General Secretary Shahe Alam Murad and Awami Sangskritik Parishad Vice-President Mohammad Sharif addressed the discussion as special guests.
After the August 15, 1975 carnage, the killings in the jail on November 3 was a deep conspiracy to take the country backward, Asaduzzaman said, adding it was a heinous and brutal killing in the history.
"The country's development and prosperity were halted through the killing of those leaders who could lead the country after Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and with whose leadership the Sonar Bangla, dreamt by Bangabandhu, could have been built," the minister said.
The minister said the four national leaders - Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmed, Captain Mansur Ali and AHM Qamaruzzaman - were close associates of Bangabandhu.
By sacrificing their lives, they proved that they never quitted Bangabandhu's ideals, he added.
He said the freedom fighters were sort out and killed on November 7 and as a result they could not unite.