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‘Anti-state activists abroad to lose Bangladesh passport’

Published : 12 Jan 2022 10:17 PM | Updated : 13 Jan 2022 03:07 PM
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Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque on Wednesday said the government will prepare a list of those involved in anti-state activities living abroad and revoke their passports.

He said this while talking to reporters after a meeting at the Bangladesh Secretariat in the capital.

He further said those who are involved in anti-state activities and making anti-state statements abroad will be listed and their passports will be impounded.

Cabinet Committee on Law and Order in a meeting took the  decision. The meeting was held in the conference room of the Home Ministry.

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The minister said there are some people who are spreading propaganda abroad. They can do it against any person but when it goes against the state it is sedition.

He added that these two are different things. One person can say against me, but the other thing causes damage to the state.

We have recommended revoking the passports of those who are spreading propaganda against the state abroad. A decision has been taken to revoke passports of those who’re doing it continuously, he stated.

He told that directives to take steps in this regard have been given.

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