PM asks AL men to intensify vigilance for communal harmony
Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked her party leaders and workers to strengthen area-wise vigilance and hold peace meetings to maintain communal harmony.
"Communal harmony will have to be maintained by ensuring intensified area-wise vigilance by our leaders and activists alongside arranging meetings and processions of peace to ensure co-existence as no violence occurs," she said.
The premier said this while inaugurating a multi-storied Cumilla Awami League office with all the modern facilities joining virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence.
She also called upon the countrymen to be respectful to all the religions as citizens of a secular state.
The prime minister called the Cumilla incident "very regretful", urging the countrymen not to take law in hand.
She said, "If anyone commits crime, our government will definitely brought the culprits to book whoever he or she might be."
Responding to the demand of formation of a division with Cumilla, she proposed to set up two divisions after the names of "Padma" with Faridpur and its surrounding districts and "Meghna" with Cumilla and its neighbouring districts.
Sheikh Hasina reminded all that every religion is talking about peace and Bangladeshi people are living in a non-communal society over decades where harmony has been prevailing among the followers of every faith.