Tajul urges public representatives to uphold communal harmony16 October 2021
Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Md Tajul Islam on Friday called upon the people's representatives of all local government bodies to protect the communal harmony in the country.
"…Today, a vested quarter is hatching conspiracies to destroy (communal) harmony and hinder the development of the country. All public representatives must be vigilant to deal with these conspiracies," he said.
He made the call while talking to the reporters on the recent incident at a Puja Mandap in Cumilla at his official residence on Mintu Road in the capital.
He said stern actions will be taken against those who committed the heinous crime at Nanua Dighi in Cumilla with an ill political motive.
The minister added that Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman made the country independent so that people of all religions could live together.
Despite being a Muslim-majority country, Bangabandhu had ensured the rights of the people of all religions, he said.
Now Bangabandhu's worthy daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is implementing that trend, he added.