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Kamal: Govt not to allow open-air events on New Year's Eve

  • Published at 07:54 pm December 28th, 2019
File photo of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal Collected
File photo of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal Collected

Security measures to be intensified in the diplomatic zones, including Baridhara and Gulshan areas

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has conveyed a note of warning that no musical events will be allowed in open places during the New Year’s celebration on the night of December 31.

“All bars will remain closed at night from December 30 to January 1, 2020 till 6 pm. Besides, carrying all kinds of arms will also be prohibited during this time," the minister said on Saturday.

He furthered that the government has also banned musical activities, including fireworks, after 6pm from December 31 to January 1, 2020.

“Stern action will be taken if anyone tries to create anarchy while celebrating the 31st Night. The government will ensure tight security across Bangladesh,” Kamal said, reports BSS.

Additional member of law enforcement agencies including intelligence agency, and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members will be deployed on this occasion to avert any unpleasant incident.

The minister said the movement of all vehicles (except vehicles carrying sticker) have been restricted on the premise of Dhaka University centring the occasion of 31st December. 

Besides, security measures will be intensified in the diplomatic zones, including Baridhara and Gulshan areas, he added. 

Following the zero tolerance policy against militancy and terrorism, the law enforcing agencies have been alerted and asked to be vigilant while dealing with the extremists and militants.

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government has been working relentlessly with a firm resolve to establish a crime and militancy-free society,” the home minister said.