Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal was speaking to reporters at the Dhakeswari temple yesterday on the first day of celebration of Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community.
The minister compared the terrorists making threats of attacks in Bangladesh to “barking out of a mouse hole.”
“There is no gain in that. We have identified them and will soon take action.”
“In Bangladesh, all religions live together in harmony. Therefore, heightened security measures have been taken for the festival so that everyone can enjoy puja without any restraints,” he added.
Terming all puja pavilions in the country as beautiful, Asaduzzaman said: “I hope people from India will also come to celebrate puja in Bangladesh.”
In another programme yesterday, the home minister said that liberal thoughts toward any community was our social culture. “A certain group is trying to destroy the communal harmony in the country. We will not allow that to happen,” he said adding that terrorism and militancy would not be entertained in this country.