Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today in parliament urged people to remain alert and inform law enforcement agencies instantly about any suspicious terror and militant activities in their respective areas.
Strongly condemning April 21 series bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, the premier said: “I would like to urge the people of the country to remain alert and inform the law enforcement agencies promptly if there is any abnormal activity.”
The premier called upon the countrymen to refrain from such terror and militant activities.
“I’ve no word to condemn such terror and militant attacks,” she said adding that so far “327 people” were killed in the recent series bomb blasts in Sri Lanka.
Sheikh Hasina said some 40 children including Zayan Chowdhury, a grandson of Awami League presidium member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, were killed in the terror attacks.
“I don’t know what they (terrorists) want to achieve through such killings of innocent people. The children are innocent and they have no offence. So, why do they lose their lives?” she said.
She added that terrorism and militancy can never bring welfare for mankind.
Hasina said Islam is a religion of peace, but some people humiliate Islam to the whole of mankind carrying out militant activities in the name of Islam.
The prime minister prayed for the salvation of the departed soul of Zayan and all others who were killed in the brutal attacks carried out on April 21.
In the attacks, Zayan’s father Moshiul Haque Chowdhury Prince (Selim’s son-in-law) was also severely injured, who is now undergoing treatment in a Sri Lankan hospital.
Prince was not informed about his son’s death yet, said Sheikh Hasina.