AL vows to constitute National Minority Commission

DHAKA, Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina today promised to constitute National Minority Commission and terminating all kinds of laws and systems for discrimination towards minorities and ethnic groups.

She made the promises while announcing the party's election manifesto

ahead of the 11th parliamentary polls slated for December 30.

The AL president also vowed to take initiatives to implement those

sections of the CHT Peace Accord which have not yet been implemented.

Sheikh Hasina said the right of the original proprietors will be

reinstated in the land within the stipulated time.

She said, in the manifesto, all citizens will be guaranteed freedom of

religion as per the constitution.

The AL president said 'The religion belongs to individual but the

festivals for all' the policy will be upheld and Bangladesh will be built in

a noncommunal spirit.

She said in order to preserve and develop noncommunal and democratic

traditions of Bangalee culture, the policy and action plan followed by the

Awami League government will be continued.

There will be no law against the Quraan and Sunnah and 560 mosquecum

Islamic Cultural Centers will be built across the country, she said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)