Hasina Vows ‘Zero Tolerance’ To Extremism

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Dhaka: Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday re-affirmed the country’s ‘zero tolerance approach’ to terrorism.

“Bangladesh will do everything necessary to fight the twin demons — terrorism and militancy. We have adopted a zero tolerance policy in this regard,” she told the Parliament, affirming that radicalism and terrorism “will not be tolerated”.

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Her firm assertion comes amid the recent targeted killings of people from religious minority groups and secular bloggers by suspected Islamists and the nationwide anti-terror crackdown by the police. During the question and answer session, Ms. Hasina explained that the country has joined the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in keeping with her commitment to fight militancy and terrorism . She said the Muslim Ummah had a chance to jointly fight terror as 40 nations were part of the Saudi Arabia-led alliance.

 

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