Home Minister says ignore Jamaat's 'paper hartal'

Home Minister says ignore Jamaat’s ‘paper hartal’


Dhaka – Terming the hartal as ‘Paper hartal’ the Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday called upon the transports workers to ply their vehicle.
Ply your vehicles despite hartal hours without any fear as members of the law enforcement agencies will provide your security, he said.
The Home minister came with the remark while addressing a inaugural programme  to launch new transport company “Ekattor Paribahan” in the city’s Mirpur-12 bus stand. The new bus service will ply Mirpur-Motijheel route via Mirpur-10, Farmgate and Gulistan.Jamaat-e-Islami called a countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal for Thursday protesting the Supreme Court’s (SC) today’s (Wednesday)  verdict that upheld the death penalty of war criminal Jamaat Ameer Matiur Rahman Nizami.
Earlier addressing a view exchange meeting with Alem-Ulamas at Ward-2 Community Centre besides Pallabi police station in the city, the Home Minister also warned that if any one try to create obstacle in vehicular movement or try to vandalize or arson on vehicles, mass people will handed them over to police after catching them.
He also called upon the city dwellers as well as the traders to keep their activities normal during hartal hours as police will ensure their security.
The Home Minister asked the Alem-Ulamas to speak against abuse of illegal drugs, that has been destroying the youth society,  before Jummah ‘kHudba’ as well as other prayers’ time along side against militancy.
About possible subversive act following SC’s verdict upholding the death penalty of  Nizami, the Home minister said there is no apprehension of any subversive activities.
He said conspiracies from the vested quarters both home and abroad are still active to destabilize the country but they can not be successful as our  law enforcement and intelligence agencies are very much active in this regard.
Among others, Local MP Ilias Mollah, DMP commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia and Alem-Ulamas were also spoke in the view exchange meeting. – News Desk


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