Militancy under control: Kamal
Published : Monday, 29 July, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 144
Militancy has not yet been completely eliminated from the country but it's now under control, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday.
"We couldn't uproot militancy but it's under control. They [militants] are not foreigners, but local recruits. Sometimes, they become active and uses different aliases," he told the media after a meeting with the country's top law enforcers at his offices on Sunday.
On Priya Saha's remarks on alleged persecution of minorities, Khan said, "Vested quarters who attempt to destroy communal harmony over Shah's comment won't be successful."
"Communal harmony in Bangladesh exists and will continue to do so," he said before calling all religious leaders to play an active role in this regard.
Replying to a query on Padma Bridge rumours, the minister described it as an attempt to destabilize the country.
"As many as 100 arrests have been made over spreading rumours," he said adding Padma Bridge construction works won't be hampered by spreading rumours.
Speaking of the nationwide flood, the minister said the government has ordered to repair roads and railways damaged by floods on an emergency basis.
"River police have been directed to stay alert over untoward incidents on waterways," added Khan.