Stern action against behind Gulshan, Sholakia instigators: PM

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Dhaka, July 19: Those who inspired for Gulshan and Sholiakia attacks, stern action will be taken against them, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Tuesday.

Youths are encouraging to militancy in the name of religion. So, we will root out the militants who were involved behind the attacks on Holey Artisan Bakery and Sholakia Eid congregation,” the Premier made the warning while addressing a programme on the occasion of founding anniversary of Special Security Forces (SSF) at her office in city’s Tejgaon.

“Every armed force will be trained up with modern technology. Bangladesh will not remain backward,” Sheikh Hasina said.

“We are observing that the pattern of terrorism and militancy has changed, as use of technology in terrorism and militancy has been increased. So, I call upon the every force to achieve capability in using modern technologies side by side with receiving training to tackle the twin demons,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said it is unfortunate that some incidents happened in the country in recent times. She said Bangladesh is not only witnessing militancy and terrorism, such incidents are also happening even in the developed countries as these social menaces are a worldwide problem.

The premier said new technologies are innovated and those are used in socioeconomic field on the one hand, adding the technologies are also used in destructive activities on the other hand.

She further said, “Taking preparation to sacrifice life, I started to work for the country. I love my country and am working for the people’s welfare. I am ready to make any sacrifice for the country.”

“My goal is the welfare of the people. So that, every person gets their basic rights,” the Prime Minister added.

Praising the SSF members, she said, “All the foreigners, who visited the country, praised the SSF members. The numbers of SSF members have been increased and facility will be amplified in future.”

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