Public representatives urged to prevent militancy

The grassroot-level public representatives should play appropriate role in creating awareness to prevent violent terrorism, militancy and drugs from the society, reports BSS. High-ranking police officials expressed the views on Tuesday at a seminar titled ‘Role of public representatives in preventing violent terrorism’ held at Police Lines School and College auditorium in the city. Superintendent of Police (SP) Biplob Kumar Sarkar presided over the seminar sponsored by ‘Establishment of counter terrorism and international crime prevention center of Bangladesh Police’ project. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) for Rangpur Range of Bangladesh Police Devdas Bhattacharya addressed the seminar as the chief guest.

Additional DIG for Rangpur Range of Bangladesh Police TM Mozahedul Islam, Additional SPs Abu Maruf Hossain and Fazle Elahi addressed as special guests. The participating Union Parishad chairmen and members from across the district forwarded suggestions and expressed firm commitment to play their due role in preventing violent terrorism, militancy and drugs.

The chief guest said none becomes a militant overnight, but undergoes a long process with change in behaviour and daily activities in the family, educational institutions and society to slowly become a violent person. “The family members and local society should not overlook the detected chronological changes of anyone in behaviour at the preliminary stage to bring the person back to normal life from becoming a violent terrorist or militant,” he said.

Devdas Bhattacharya said Union Parishad chairmen and members, religious leaders, teachers and local community leaders should have to play an important role in this regard so that none becomes a terrorist or militant. “All social forces should work inclusively to create awareness to prevent violent terrorism and militancy for ensuring sustainable peace and security for achieving sustainable development goals by 2030 to build a developed Bangladesh by 2041,” he added.

He said common people never patronize militancy in the country which achieved independence through sacrificing lives of its three million citizens and modesty of two hundred thousand mothers and daughters.