A dialogue on violent extremism and abuse of religious sentiment was held at North South University (NSU) on Tuesday to boost awareness amongst students.
The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) Unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police organised the student dialogue which was facilitated by the NSU.NSU Vice-Chancellor Prof Atiqul Islam presided over the student dialogue while chief of CTTC unit Monirul Islam was present as the chief guest, NSU Pro-VC (Designate) Prof Dr GU Ahsan, Project Manager of PTIB, UNDP, Robert Stoelman and CTTC Deputy Police Commissioner Mohibul Islam Khan were present as the special guests.
Monirul Islam said, “Extremism is not only a problem only for Bangladesh, it is also problem in the world. Militancy cannot be eradicated only using arms. But elimination of militancy is possible through increasing public awareness.”
“Bangladesh will create an example in the world within short time through eliminating militants and extremism in the country,” he said.
Robert Stoelman said, “Extremism is a terrible crime that divides people among people. We can get rid of this militancy by strengthening social bondings in human beings.”
Mohibul Islam Khan said, “Most of the events of militancy originated through social communication. So awareness among all of people can play a special role to prevent the menace.
NSU Vice-Chancellor Prof Atiqul Islam said, “There is no relation between country, nation or religion with the extremism. This is a global problem. We all have to work along with the law enforcement agencies to solve the problem”.