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Law enforcement agencies to monitor social media

  • Published at 08:56 pm April 12th, 2017
Law enforcement agencies to monitor social media
Law enforcement agencies will constantly monitor various social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal. The minister made the statement in a press briefing yesterday, following a meeting with the Militancy Prevention Committee at the secretariat in Dhaka. Asaduzzaman said law enforcement agencies would continue their surveillance of social media sites due to the recent upsurge in militant activities. The government also decided that imams of all mosques across the country will recite anti-militancy and anti-narcotics speeches before or after the Jumma prayers to raise awareness of militancy. “Imams from Mecca and Madina of Saudi Arabia recently visited Dhaka to attend the anniversary of Bangladesh Islamic Foundation. They also said there is no place of militancy and murder in Islam,” the home minister said. “We will also monitor if imams are reciting the anti-militancy and anti-drugs speeches or not,” the minister added. Quoting data from the Bangladesh Islamic Foundation, the minister said that the speech on anti-militancy issues had already been delivered at 2,849,000 mosques across the country. Law enforcement agencies will also investigate whether there is truth to claims of Rohingya involvement in criminal activities, Asaduzzaman said.