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No room for extremism in Bangladesh: Minister

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 25 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Sunday said there is no room for extremism and terrorism in the country. 

“An evil attempt was made to turn our country into a militant state. We have prevented the attempt. Extremism and radicalism have no place in Bangladesh,” he said. 

The minister made the statement while speaking as the chief guest at a book unveiling programme arranged by the Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU) of police at Rajarbagh Police Lines in the capital.

The book titled ‘Extremism and Terrorism in the Eye of Islam’ states the exact explanations of different verses of Quran.  The book says how misinterpretations of the holy book make people militants.

Asaduzzaman Khan said, “Islam is a symbol of peace. Islam does not support murder of people. We are religious, not fanatic.”

Presided over by Additional Inspector General of Police Kamrul Ahsan, also the chief of the ATU, Chief Imam of Sholakia Eidgah Maulana Farid Uddin Masud, Senior Secretary of Public Security Division of Home Ministry Akhter Hossain and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Benazir Ahmed spoke at the event as the special guests.

Benazir Ahmed said attempts were made to corner Islam and its devotees by carrying out genocide, using the name of Islam.

“We will have to prevent those who are committing murders, capitalising on religion,” he said.