The prime minister was delivering her introductory speech at a meeting with the central leaders of Jubo League at her official residence Ganabhaban
"I urge the people of the country to have patience. Those who want to fish in the troubled waters manipulating this incident will be found and appropriate measures will be taken against them," she said on Sunday.
The prime minister was delivering her introductory speech at a meeting with the central leaders of Jubo League at her official residence Ganabhaban.
At least four people were killed and a hundred others injured as police tried to prevent a mob in Bhola from taking revenge against a man they believed to be responsible for a hate speech through Facebook messenger.
Sheikh Hasina said a section of people are deliberately doing such heinous acts to create instability.
"Whenever the country runs properly, a section of people try to create anarchy," she said.
She sought cooperation from people in preventing this section of people from creating chaos in the country."I urge all to have patience."
She said punitive measures must be taken against anyone who wanted to disrespect Prophet Muhammad (SM). "At the same time, if anyone tries to frame another person, measures will also be taken against them," she said.
The prime minister said the Facebook account of a Hindu youth was hacked by another youth. That person over phone demanded Tk 20,000 for the Facebook account, otherwise he would write such things which will be dangerous for that youth. Getting the phone call, the youth went to the police station to lodge a general diary. Police arrested that youth and later also arrested the person who hacked the Facebook account.
"We’ve communicated with the Facebook authorities for further information. We’ll be able to collect all the related information," she said.
Hasina said an unwanted incident took place in Bhola over the matter that led to the loss of lives.
She questioned how a Muslim can write derogatory remarks against the Prophet just to get another person in trouble.
"Negative propaganda was spread on the Facebook. Who’re these people, what’s their intention?" she questioned.
She said the government is advancing the country and it has continued its drives against terrorism, militancy, drugs and corruption. “No mercy will be shown to criminals,” she said.
Hasina said: “When the government is taking the country towards economic development; it is natural that some people will became greedy. As a result, it pushes the society towards destruction. This type of unjust, injustice will not be tolerated.”
"But I think that it is a must to take punitive actions against any type of injustice," the PM said.
The prime minister said with the usefulness of Digital Bangladesh, some bad elements are also there that are sometimes causing problems.
"I request everyone not to pay heed to rumours and know the truth, and act accordingly," she added.