Minister: Don’t invite anti-liberation people to March 26 events

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Awami League leaders and activists of district and upazila levels were asked to ensure the directive

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has instructed the authorities concerned and the public not to invite the anti-liberation elements to the Independence Day programmes on March 26.

“The government has taken the decision as a number of such incidents provoked furious backlash recently,” the minister told reporters at his ministry Sunday after a meeting on security measures taken to observe the day, which is also the national day of the country.

He said that the Awami League leaders and activists of district and upazila levels were asked to ensure that no one, who had acted against the birth of Bangladesh in 1971, could attend the special programmes taken to mark the day.

“A decision has also been taken not to permit any overhead arches on Dhaka-Aricha highway [leading to the National Martyrs’ Memorial at Savar],” he said.

The Indurkani Upazila (earlier known as Zianagar) administration in Pirojpur drew massive criticisms after the upazila chairman, Masood Sayedee – a son of convicted war criminal Delawar Hossain Sayedee, was allowed to take salute during the Victory Day celebrations on December 16.

The home minister also said that the Liberation War Affairs Ministry would issue an instruction on the rules of hoisting the national flag.

“Action will be taken against persons for violating the rules,” he further added.

The diplomats would be given additional security on March 26. “At the same time, the law enforcers will ensure foolproof security across the country,” the minister said.

source: Dhakatribune