There is no room for militancy and terrorism in the country, says Kamal
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said militancy is under control but yet to be removed or eliminated completely from Bangladesh.
“There is no room for militancy and terrorism in the country. Some militants were identified as home-grown outfits and necessary actions were taken against them,” he said.
He informed journalists on Sunday after a meeting on law and order on the imminent occasion of the National Mourning Day at his ministry conference room in Dhaka.
This year the nation will observe the 44th martyrdom of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Mourning Day on August 15.
“No criminals will be spared. Stern actions will be taken if anyone tries to create anarchy in the country,” he added.
“Law enforcement agencies have destroyed numerous militant dens and their networks across the country. Police and intelligence agencies are on alert in dealing with any untoward situation for safety and security of the people,” Minister Kamal said.
Terming the existence of any alien militants in the country as untrue, he said: "There are home grown militants and they expose themselves in different identities.
“Their motive is to make the country unstable. Sometimes they are identified as Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), sometimes as Neo-JMB and even Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT).”