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Anarchists will be dealt with an iron hand, says Bangladesh minister

SM Rezaul Karim, Fisheries and Livestock Minister, BNP, Jatiya Party

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Anarchists will be dealt with an iron hand, says Bangladesh minister

Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim today said those who are involved in creating anarchy across the country will be dealt with an iron hand. 

“A vested quarter of anti-liberation communal forces and their patrons are out even amid the corona crisis to make the country instable by creating chaos,” he said.

The minister made remarks addressing the inaugural function of the Innovation Showcasing, 2021 organized by Fisheries and Livestock Ministry at the Osmani Smriti Auditorium in the city, said a press release.

Blaming BNP and Jatiya Party for patronizing the anti-liberation force after August 15 in 1975, Rezaul said this force does not like Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Bangladesh of communal harmony, which was liberated through the Liberation War.

“Stern actions will be taken against those who will try to create anarchy in the country and hurt Bangabandhu and the dream of independence,” he added.

Speaking about the progress of fisheries and livestock sector in the country under the present Awami League (AL) government, the minister said a revolutionary change has taken place in the sector due to the government’s pragmatic measures.

Noting that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expanded the facilities for different offices and research institutes related to the fisheries and livestock sector, Rezaul said, “Fisheries Research Institute has brought back many endangered species of fish at her (PM’s) directives.”

Secretary of the Fisheries and Livestock Ministry Rawnak Mahmud addressed the function as the special guest with Additional Secretary and Chief Innovation Officer Md Towfiqul Arif in the chair.

Activities of anti-government female under investigation

Meanwhile, according to Bangladesh Police sources, a controversial woman in under investigation for posting anti-government video content on Facebook.

According to Blitz report, when the government, law enforcement and intelligence agencies of the country are tirelessly working in combating all sorts of anarchism centering recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Bangladesh to attend the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence and Birth Centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a number of anti-state individuals are spreading anti-state propaganda through various social media and video sharing network, with open call for waging jihad against the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.  

Investigative reporters of Blitz has identified a Facebook post of an individual named Shahana Rashid, where she has posted a video statement of a controversial Islamist named Moulana Azhari, which contains extremely offensive remarks against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bangladesh visit, while hundreds of people have left comments in the same post, where some of them have called for waging jihad [against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government]. Such notoriety is taking place when the government has warned of dire actions for inciting violence.

Anti-government activities of Shahana Radhid

Following publication of the report, members of law enforcement agencies have initiated investigations into the matter.

Shahana Rashid posted the anti-government post on her Facebook ID on March 29. She had removed the post sometime during early hours of March 31, although by then, the matter has already been noticed by the members of law enforcement agencies, including the Cyber Crime Unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).

A source inside DMP told this correspondent, even if anyone deletes anti-government Facebook contents after several hours, the matter can be easily retrieved through forensic of the accused person’s mobile phone and computer. No one can escape legal consequences even if they delete such posts.

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