RAJSHAHI: State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, MP, said Bangladesh is a bright instance of communal harmony as people of all faiths have been living with tranquility besides observing their respective religious festivals with liberty for long.
There is a need for integrated efforts of people of all faiths and religions to further strengthen the existing fraternity and friendly bonding to ensure national advancement and prosperity, reports BSS.
Upazila Chairman Fakhrul Islam, Pourashava Mayor Ekramul Haque and valiant Freedom Fighter Anwar Hossain also addressed the meeting with Upazila Nirbahi Officer Sohrab Hossain in the chair.
Shahriar Alam viewed that the present government under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly so that people of all religions can live with peace and enjoy equal rights.
He said the present government is very positive and cautious to uphold the dignity of the nation. As a result, the country is now being widely adjudged as a unique example of communal harmony.
State Minister Alam said that many of the social crimes like terrorism, corruption and moral degradation could easily be curtailed if the rules and regulations of all religions are followed properly in public life.
Not a single religion allows extremism, violence and repression against women and children but has clear-cut guidelines for showing respect towards them as a whole.
So, various social crimes like drug-addiction, sexual harassment, early marriage and polygamy could be prevented through abiding by social and religious values, he added.