Building non-communal Bangladesh

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said that the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government is committed to building Bangladesh with non-communal spirit.

He came up with the remark while addressing a discussion through videoconferencing from home on Monday. Mohanagar Sarbojonin Puja Committee arranged the discussion at Dhakeshwari Temple in the capital on the occasion of Janmashtami.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said the stairs of the country’s prosperity must be built with the non-communal spirit. A vicious circle, which is a communal force, is trying to destroy the country’s long non-communal tradition and their ill-efforts to create an artificial wall of division will never succeed, he said.

The AL general secretary said the incumbent government has taken a harsher stance against those who want to create an unstable situation in the country and the wrongdoers have no political party.

Urging Hindus community not to think themselves of minority, he said that as a citizen of the country, everyone has the equal rights. “As a citizen, a member of Hindu community has the equal rights to the state like a Muslim. As long as Sheikh Hasina is there, you have no reason to fear,” Quader said.

Condemning the recent attacks on the Hindu community in Khulna and Sunamganj, he said the government has started taking punitive action against the perpetrators to this end.


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