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Tuesday, March 3, 2015, Falgun 19, 1421 BS, Jamadi ul Awwal 11, 1436 Hijr

Remain alert to violence, PM asks ministers
Published : Tuesday, 3 March, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 20

Staff Correspondent
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the Cabinet members, party leaders and law enforcers to always remain alert to prevent rampant violence and save the people from the claws of the evil forces.
At the same time, the law enforcers have been asked to keep vigilance especially at the Chittagong area including hill tracts to resist the illegal arms trades.
The Prime Minister gave the instructions during an informal discussion with the senior Cabinet members after the regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at Secretariat with the PM in the chair.
Reiterating her firm stance against militancy and terrorism and vow to control these evil elements, Sheikh Hasina said,  "We all have to remain alert so that militancy and terrorism cannot grow in the country in any way. We're committed to resisting militancy and terrorism at any cost."
"Avijit was killed at a place where good numbers of people were present. So, it could not be said that such incidents would not take place in the country in future. The anti-liberation forces and evil elements are very much desperate to breach the law and order and disrupt peace of the country. They must be resisted," a minister attended Monday's Cabinet meeting told the Daily Observer quoting the Prime Minister.
He said the Prime Minister asked the Cabinet members to keep eyes on their areas and stay alert with their party's local leaders as no one can commit any untoward occurrence or violence.
The law enforcers were asked to follow the rule of law in all circumstances and calm down the current unrest in the country.
When asked about the present state of affairs in the country, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed told the daily Observer that the situation has already improved. We have succeeded in controlling the incidents of arson attacks to great extent in recent days after taking some administrative measures.
"We hope that the situation would be improved soon towards positive directions. The government will take all necessary measures to stop the violence and ensure peace in the country. The Prime Minister has asked everyone to ensure it," he added.

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