Liton for concerted efforts to combat terrorism, militancy

Mayor of Rajshahi City Coorporation (RCC) AHM Khairuzzaman Liton has called for concerted efforts of religious leaders from all faiths to combat terrorism and extremism everywhere in the society, reports BSS.

He mentioned that more interfaith dialogues and intensified efforts are very important for freeing the society from all sorts of social crimes.

Liton made this observation while addressing an interfaith dialogue to combat terrorism and militancy side by side with maintaining communal harmony in Rajshahi on Friday afternoon as the chief guest.

Rajshahi divisional office of Islamic Foundation (IF) hosted the dialogue at its conference hall largely attended by religious leaders and people from all faiths.

IF Director General Shamim Muhammad Afzal addressed the meeting as main discussant focusing on the importance of interfaith dialogue in the light of Islam while Deputy Inspector General of Police Hafiz Akter and Deputy Commissioner Hamidul Haque spoke as special guests.

“Islam completely disallows extremism,” the mayor said, adding that the lifestyle and philosophy of Islamic saints showed the path of harmony among the followers of different faiths.

He said the terrorism and militancy has now been controlled due to strong stand of the government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina against the crimes.