Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud yesterday thanked the government of India for taking action against the person who made controversial remarks against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
“We strongly condemn the insult of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) wherever it happens. The government of India has taken legal action against those who made such (derogatory) statements. We extend our gratitude towards the government of India in this regard,” he said.
Hasan, also the Awami League (AL) joint general secretary, made the remarks while addressing a triennial conference of Gaibandha Municipality unit of Awami League on the premises of Central Shaheed Minar of the Gaibandha town as chief guest.
The minister also said that strict measures would be taken against unnecessary confusion or incitement towards such incidents.
“In fact, we do not tolerate to offend any religion and if anyone tries to create chaos in this country with the incidents of other countries, it will be suppressed with iron hands,” he warned.
No government of the past has done what Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s worthy daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has done for Islam, he added.
No one has established an independent Islamic Arabic University while the daughter of Bangabandhu has made it fulfilling the hundred-year-old demand of Alem Ulama of the country, he said.
The premier also recognized many-year-old Qawmi Madrasah and gave government jobs to those who passed from it, he said, adding that Alems of one lakh mosque-based Maktabs established across the country are getting an allowance of Taka 5,200.
Hajj immigration is now become much easier in Dhaka and 560 model mosques have been established in each district and upazila, which no one ever imagined, he continued.
Praising the incumbent government’s development activities, he said the overall development of the country in last 13.5 years under the leadership of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been praised by the world but BNP cannot tolerate the country’s current development spree.
As a result, they continue to hatch their conspiracies to make the state failed, he said.