Source: Ittefaq Report
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said attempts are being made to carry out terror attacks in Bangladesh, but the intelligence and law enforcement agencies are on alert.
“Efforts are being made to conduct attacks also in Bangladesh. Uur intelligence and law agencies are taking adequate measures,” she said noting that Zayan Chowdhury, 8, a grandson of Sheikh Selim, lost his life in a terror attack in Sri Lanka.
The Prime Minister made this call while addressing the inaugural function of a non-stop intercity train service, the Bonolota Express, on Dhaka-Rajshahi route through videoconferencing from her official residence Ganobhaban in the capital.
The Prime Minister repeated her call to people to stay alert alongside the intelligence and law enforcement agencies against militant attacks.
“Not only the intelligence agencies, but also the people will have to remain alert and immediately inform the law enforcement agencies if they know of those who are involved in terror and militant activities.”
The Prime Minister also urged imams of mosques across the country to deliver sermons against terrorism and militancy.
“I want you all to speak against militancy and terrorism, and highlight Islam as a religion of peace.”
Noting that Islam is fully a religion of humanity and peace, she said those who conduct militant and terror acts in the name of Islam, they are earning bad name for the holy religion across the world.