The Govt will do everything to ensure an atmosphere of harmony: MoS for Religion of Bangladesh

DHAKA, Oct 27: State Minister for Religion of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Md Faridul Haque Khan said that a group is working to destroy the atmosphere of harmony in the country to hinder the development and progress of the country, it was reported on Wednesday.
As part of their nefarious designs, recently during Durga Puja, the Hindu community was attacked on various pretexts, destroying the atmosphere of harmony in the country. Many of the people involved in these heinous acts have already been arrested and will be brought to justice soon.
The government will do everything possible to ensure that an atmosphere of harmony prevails in the country.
The state minister made the remarks at a press briefing at his office at the Bangladesh Secretariat in the capital Dhaka on Tuesday afternoon.
The minister said temples and businesses, individuals and victims affected by the ensuing violence during the Durga Puja will be rehabilitated.
He said the pre-planned violence organized by the fundamentalists had damaged the morale of Hindus and other minorities in the country.
All necessary steps will be taken to restore the morale of the Hindus in the country.
To this end, the local administration of the government, political leaders and leaders of various religious organizations will work together.
The state minister said that considering the situation, it has been decided that the list of temples, businesses, individuals and victims affected by the violence during the Durga Puja would be collected through the concerned deputy commissioner(DC).
At the grassroots level, the administration will hold quick discussion meetings with political leaders and heads of religious institutions on communal harmony and exchange views with the affected institutions and individuals.
Action will be taken through the Ministry of Home Affairs to expedite the trial of the case filed in this case. Centrally, exchange of views / inter-religious dialogue will be organized with the representatives of religious and social organizations of Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian communities.
Initiatives will be taken to introduce one and the same education system through the Ministry of Education.
State Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Swapan Bhattacharya, Biren Sikder, MP, Manoranjan Sheel Gopal, MP, Asim Kumar Ukil, MP, Pankaj Debnath, MP, Additional Secretary to the Secretary for Religious Affairs, M.A. Awal Hawlader, Additional Secretary (Organization and Law) of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Secretary Hindu Religious Welfare Trust Md. Munim Hasan and Vice President of Dhaka Metropolitan Worship Celebration Council Shailandnath Majumder were also present during the press brief.
This information was given in a press release signed by Mohammad Anwar Hossain, senior information officer of the Ministry of Religious Affairs. (UNI)