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No room for killing innocent in religion: Noor
Voicing his concern over the recent militant attacks carried out in the country in the name of Islam, Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor on Friday said no religion allows the killing of any human being.
He came up with the remarks while addressing as the chief guest the inaugural ceremony of the 3rd five-day National Photography Festival at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
A vested quarter is misleading the young generation into killing innocent people in the name of Islam, Noor added.
Terming photography a powerful medium of culture, he suggested cherishing the native culture in order to prevent militancy from the country.
Earlier in the day, Dhaka University Vice-chancellor Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurated the photography festival.
In his speech, the DU VC said photography is a strong medium of culture as a photo can express a story more easily than thousand words.
Dhaka University Photographic Society (DUPS) and Shilpakala Academy jointly organised the festival while news agency United News of Bangladesh (UNB) is the media partner.
A total 153 photographs of 12 photographers have been put on display at the exhibition that will end on August 2.
The photos were selected from some 10,000 ones taken by some 2,000 professional photographers at school, college and university level.
Meanwhile, the selected 12 photographers were given awards for their outstanding acts with camera.
DUPS president Nafiul Islam Nafi, Chairman of the DU Department of Television and Film Studies Dr AJM Shafiul Alam Bhuiyan were, among others, present at the programme.