Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Remain alert to trap of teenage gangs

President urges guardians

Remain alert to trap of teenage gangs
A delegation of Supreme Court judges led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain pays a courtesy call on President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban in the city on Friday. —PID PHOTO

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President M Abdul Hamid on Friday called upon guardians to remain alert so that the teenaged students do not fall prey to human trafficking by stepping into the trap of teen gangs, TikTok or Likee.

 “I urge parents to be vigilant so that soft-hearted learners don’t fall prey to human trafficking and any other criminal activities through teen gangs, TikTok  or Likee," the President in his recorded speech told a function, reports BSS.

 He added “Horrors of human trafficking and drug abuse are creating chaos in the society . . .   Many families are being destroyed due to it and we have to keep the young generation away from it.”

 The 'National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)' organised the discussion at the auditorium of Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh, here, marking the 'Human Rights Day-2021'.

  Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Anisul Haque, Secretary to the Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Department Md. Moinul Kabir, Resident Representative of UN Development Program Sudipta Mukherjee and Permanent Member of National Human Rights Commission Dr. Kamal Uddin Ahmed also spoke on the occasion.

The head of the state asked all concerned, especially the members of law enforcement agencies, to come forward to maintain a peaceful environment in the society.

"Public awareness campaign is a must to control drug abuse, human trafficking and pornography . . . Creating mass awareness, strong family ties, building social resistance and strict monitoring of the administration can play an important role in curbing this crime trend," he added.

 On overall women development countrywide, President Abdul Hamid said Bangladesh is recognized as a role model for women empowerment in the world and women, simultaneously, men must play equal significant role against women violence.

 He emphasized the importance of human values in education, saying, “We should be especially aware of developing human values in all spheres of family, society and institution.”