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Resolve all conflicts to prevent terrorism: Speaker

Published : 30 Nov 2019 09:37 PM | Updated : 31 Aug 2020 04:24 PM

Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Saturday laid stress on promoting peace-making measures in resolving conflicts and upholding the culture of peace and justice to root out terrorism.
She urged all concerned not to keep unresolved even a single conflict for long as it can breed conflicts, and keeping conflicts unresolved for long can lead to creation of breeding grounds of terrorism.
The Speaker said that in order to resolve conflicts within the shortest period of time, negotiations, organizing dialogues and mediation as well as constant engagement are the prime tools in this regard.
She came up with the remarks while speaking as the chief guest at a seminar titled ‘Terrorism: Law and Reality’ organized by Bangladesh Law Association at Nawab Ali Senate Auditorium on Dhaka University (DU) campus.
Stressing on removal of ethnic and religious discrimination as well as marginalization in preventing terrorism, the Speaker said, “If you exclude some people for ethnicity or based on religion that also encourages terrorism”.
The Speaker also said “besides the hard approach of the law enforcement agencies we have to lay stress on soft approach like making people aware of the problem, proper use of technology, building cooperation among the civil organizations and promoting religious harmony”.
In his keynote speech Additional Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s (DMP) and head of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit Monirul Islam said, “It is not possible in Bangladesh to remove terrorism fully just detaining the accused people and punishing them. Social awareness is an important tool to make the anti-terrorist movement a social movement”.
Identifying the drive against terrorism as a national movement, he said police, civil society, socioeconomic organizations, families, Imams and all other stakeholders of the country have to play vial roles to create awareness against terrorism.
President of Dhaka Bar Association AKM Afzal Ul Munir presided over the seminar while Justice of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh Hasan Foez Siddique, Justice Naima Haider of Bangladesh High Court, Dean of DU Law Faculty Profile Dr. Md. Rahmat Ullah, among others, spoke.