Rangpur communal violence: Perpetrators to be brought to justice

12 Nov,2017


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Saturday said perpetrators involved in the arson attack on houses at Thakurbari village in Sadar upazila of Rangpur over a Facebook post would be brought to justice very soon.

The Home Minister came up with the remark as journalists drew his attention over the Rangpur incident after attending a programme of Jamiya Islamiya Darul Ulum Dilu Road Madrasa at Eskaton Road in the capital on Saturday.  He also laid the foundation stone of a 10-storey Madrasah-cum-mosque as the chief guest.

He said stern punishment will be given to the perpetrators involved in the Rangpur arson attack.

Clash between law enforcers and locals in the Thakurbari village centering a Facebook post ‘demeaning’ Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PUBH) killed a man and injured 20 others on Friday.

Addressing the programme,  the Home Minister called upon the Alem society to create awareness among the city dwellers against terrorism and militancy.

He said activities of terrorism and militancy has reduced  as Alems of the society increased their preaching of right Islam. This trend of preaching of the right Islam should continue, he said.

Saying that present government did nothing against Islam , Quran and Hadith and would not in the future either, the Home Minister said. adding a proposed  law will be placed before the Jatiya Sangshad to pass the bill of recognition of certificates of Kaomi Madrasa up to MA as the Prime Minister gave her commitment in this regard.

He said that Alems of the society have always remained beside police when any problem arose in the country.  They will do the same in future, he hoped.

Among others, Madrasa governing committee president Mufti Salah Uddin, Ramna Thana Awami League president Mukhlesur Rahman, and vice president of Kaumi Madarasa Board Shaikhul Hatish Md Ashraf Ali addressed the function.

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