No mosque will be demolished on riverbanks: Khalid

DHAKA State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury today said that any unauthorized mosques which were established on the bank of rivers will not be demolished.

The mosques illegally established on the bank of rivers� Buriganga, Turag, Balu, Shitalakkha and Dhaleshwari will not be demolished. The mosques will be beautified and designed. The government will assist in this case. A sub-committee will be formed after holding meeting with Ministry of Religion, Islamic Foundation and Home Ministry, said the state minister.

He came up with the comments while addressing a discussion meeting held at BIWTA Bhaban in the capital's Motijheel.

Secretary of the Ministry of Shipping Md. Abdus Samad, Islamic Scholar Hafiz Abdur Razzaque, BIWTA Chairman Commodore M Mahbub-ul Islam, among others, were present at the programme.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)