The premier said her government does not want conflicts, rather it wants peace, prosperity and development.
“We want development in such a way that all people irrespective of caste, creed and religion will get the benefit,” she said.
Hasina said: “Our government has always taken stern action against terrorism and militancy and will continue to curb the twin demons with an iron hand.”
The prime minister was addressing the Hindu devotees while visiting the Durga Puja Mandop at Dhakeswari National Temple in the city yesterday afternoon.
Talking about the essence of all religions, she said that welfare of the human beings is the main theme of all religions.
During the 1971 Liberation War, Hasina said, people from all religions had made their supreme sacrifice.
Later she visited Ramkrishna Mission Temple and Math in Dhaka.
Earlier, in her message on the occasion of Durga Puja, the prime minister on Thursday said it is not only a festival of the Hindus but of all communities, irrespective of religion.
She mentioned that the main theme of Durga Puja is the victory of good over evil and prayer for truth and beauty.
Bangladesh is a safe abode for people of all religious persuasions. “Our constitution ensures equal rights of the people of all faiths, irrespective of color, creed or gender,” she said.
The premier hoped that the thousand-year-old bond of communal harmony of Bangalis would be retained with the united effort of all to create a “Sonar Bangla,” as envisaged by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.