An awareness raising programme titled ‘Dhaka Peace Talk’ began in Dhaka on Saturday aimed at eradicating extremism from the country.
In association with the DMP’s Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit, the Center for Social Advocacy and Research Foundation is organising the talk with the financial assistance of the United States Agency for International Development.
Additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police and chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit Monirul Islam addressed the inaugural function and a press conference as the chief guest at the DMP Media Center in the city’s Minto Road.
Under the programme, a total of 12 roundtable meetings will be held on 12 topics while 25 people from different professions and classes will join each meeting.
Addressing the function, Monirul said, ‘Terrorism is a global problem. Although Bangladesh is a non-communal country, it has been put on the risk of terrorism in different times.’
He put emphasis on combined efforts of family and civil society members along with the police to uproot the extremism from the country.
Monirul said if the ‘Dhaka Peace Talk’ becomes successful in the city, such talks will be launched in other places in the country.
CSARF chief and associate professor Shabnam Azim of Dhaka University Mass Communication and Journalism Department, a USAID representative and dignitaries werepresent at the press conference.
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