Order to stop political speech in Waj Mahfil
Law and order forces have been asked to take measures to stop political speech in waj mahfil. Apart from this, it has been asked to stop hate speech in the name of particular person.
This information was informed in the parliamentary committee related to the Ministry of Public Administration held recently in the Parliament building.
According to the minutes of the meeting, earlier the parliamentary committee recommended for these closures. Then on Wednesday (November 23) in the 13th meeting of the committee, a progress report was given in this regard.
According to the minutes of the meeting, the president of the committee, HN Ashiqur Rahman Waj, raised the topic of the controversial discussion in the meeting. He said that effective measures should be taken to prevent hateful speech in the name of political or individuals in waj mahfil during winter season.
Agreeing with him, the member of the committee AM Ubaidul Moktadir Chowdhury said that violence, hate or provocative speech related to politics cannot be kept in mosques, temples, churches and pagodas. A group is creating obstacles by promoting religious extremism.
Later the matter was brought to the meeting in the form of recommendation. In Wednesday’s meeting, the Ministry of Public Administration gave a progress report on that recommendation.
According to the report of the Ministry, all the concerned units have been instructed through the Directorate of Police to prevent hate speech in the name of political or individuals in the religious waj mahfil during the winter season.
When asked about this, President of the Parliamentary Committee on Ministry of Public Administration HN Ashikur Rahman said, now winter has come. Waj mahfil is more in our country in winter.
These waz mahfils are supposed to be held for religious promotion. But lately I have seen speakers talk more about politics than religious preaching. Criticizes important people. We asked to take steps to stop it. I told the ministry, they have given instructions in this regard. Let’s see how effective it is.
It was sent to the Islamic Foundation Bangladesh (Ifaba), National Board of Revenue and all departmental commissioners to take necessary action for this.