Blacklisted ‘Allahr Dal’ to be banned soon: Kamal

DHAKA Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today said the blacklisted militant outfit 'Allahr Dal' will be banned soon as information revealed its link with militant ideology.

We have been banning outfits linked with militant ideology. Within a short time we are going to ban another organisation named 'Allahr Dal', he told a dialogue at Media Centre in Bangladesh Secretariat.

Bangladesh Secretariat Reporters Forum (BSRF) organised the dialogue with its president Tapan Biswas in the chair, while general secretary Shamim Ahmed moderated it.

The minister said that law enforcers have recently received information about the outfit organisation Allahr Dal. This organisation is actively involved in publicity based on militant ideology in the country.

Replying to a query about Facebook propaganda, he said all those who are spreading rumors through the social media are being identified.We will bring them to justice though it may take few more extra days as we have already identified them, Kamal added.

He urged all who are using Facebook for being little cautious about publishing facts on Facebook and to avoid anything false or wrong.

For example a person who posted a video clip on his Facebook page, that a person was beaten to death in Bhola. When we contacted our concern officials, they informed me that the video was recorded two years ago, Kamal described.

The person who posted this video should have mentioned that the incident has happened two years ago allowing the people to have confidence on the social media, the minister said.

Referring about the e-Passport, Kamal said the date of issuance of e-passport is yet to be finalized.

We are working on it and people will get the e-passport, as a German company was already awarded for the supply of e-passport, the minister said.

Earlier, he said, We have already issued machine readable passport (MRP) over two and a half crore and we are introducing the e-passport under the direction of the Prime Minister.

Kamal said the government will start the e-passport program very soon, as the German company who got the order to supply e-passport has been working round the clock.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)