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The names of the instigators of the violence in the mandapa will be revealed soon: Home Minister

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  • 26 October, 2021 20:13:40

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News Desk: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said that the names of the fuel donors will be revealed soon. He made the remarks at a 'BSRF Dialogue' organized by the Bangladesh Secretariat Reporters Forum (BSRF) at the Media Center at the Secretariat on Tuesday (October 26th) at noon. General Secretary Masudul Haque presided over the function under the chairmanship of Tapan Biswas.

He said, "So far, there have been 10 cases of violence related to keeping the Holy Quran in the puja mandapa in Comilla." Those arrested in the Rangpur and Noakhali incidents have named the fuel suppliers. They have given these names in the statement given under section 164. However, we will be 100% sure to reveal their names in front of you. I don't want to say now whether BNP-Jamaat is there or not. We want to let you know for sure. The arrestees' statements are being taken, the names of those fuelers will be revealed soon.

The Home Minister said, "Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman dreamed of a non-communal Bangladesh. He has said, everyone in this country; There will be no discrimination against religion in this country. This country will be secular. We continue to hold on to that ideal. I have seen Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists and Christians practicing their respective religions. But, lately, there has been violence in the puja mandapa. Who or what has left the Qur'an Sharif in the puja mandapa has created an embarrassing situation. ' He said, "We assumed from the beginning that the Qur'an was left behind by Sharif. We took it as a challenge, sending teams of all levels of our police there, so that the real facts could be uncovered. We saw that there was a pond next to a mosque, fish was being farmed in the pond, the fisherman of the pond had set up a camera on the verandah of the mosque, where it was clearly seen that someone took the Qur'an from the mosque and left it with a hammer.

The minister said, ‘He was on the run when the incident came to light. We arrested him, released his name. He is being questioned. There have been 10 cases of violence in Comilla on October 13 and so far 18 people have been arrested in that incident. He said, ‘We had an idea that there could be difficulties after the Jumma prayers. We told the followers of traditional religions to give up idols before that and they did. Our prayers also ended properly. But the debate started in two parts. One side started rioting in front of the police. The other side kept the police busy and carried out the destruction. Police brought the situation under control. There has been a lot of vandalism. At that time, one died after jumping into the pond. ' The minister further said that the violence was well-planned to destabilize the country and destroy communal harmony.

The arrests in this case have been recorded under Section 164, in which the names of many have been known. He said it would be possible to find out who caused this very soon. Mehdi Azad Masum, joint-secretary of the organization, Akhtar Hossain, organizational secretary, finance secretary. Shafiullah Sumon, Training and Research Secretary Tauhidul Islam, Executive Members Ismail Hossain Russell, Shahjahan Mollah, Hasif Mahmud Shah, Shahadat Hossain Rakib were present.

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