Hasan for enhancing cultural practices to eliminate extremism


DHAKA, Nov 24, 2019 (BSS) – As shades of extremism and militancy pose a threat to social, economic and political stability, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today strongly advocated for expanding the wings of cultural activities to offset possible havoc these menaces wreck.

“Enforcement of laws is not enough to root out extremism and militancy from society . . . Let us increase cultural practices to get rid of the menaces,” he told a seminar at Shilpakala Academy’s auditorium.

He said the government is working sincerely to promote practice of native culture in the country.

About cyber crime, the information minister said the service providers cannot deny the liability of misuse of social media to create instability in society.

Actors Equity, an association of actors, in cooperation with Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arranged the seminar on “What to do in preventing extremism and cyber crime”.

Actors Equity President Sahiduzzaman Selim gave the welcome address with Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) Unit Chief Monirul Islam in the chair.

Actors Equity General Secretary Ahsan Habib Nasim, Federation of TV Professionals Organization (FTPO) convener dramatist Mamunur Rashid, Directors Guild President Salahuddin Lavlu, Actors Equity Adviser Touqir Ahmed, Actor Zahid Hasan, Television and Digital Programme Producers Association General Secretary Muntasir Mamun Saju, among others, addressed the seminar.

CTTC Unit’s Additional Deputy Commissioners Mahfuza Liza and Nazmul Islam presented two separate keynote papers.