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Spl security planned for 30,000 mandaps ahead of Durga Puja

The government is set to take special security

in over 30,000 puja mandaps across the country with deploying 1.70 lakh ansar

personnel alongside with other law enforcement agencies for peaceful

celebration of the Durga Puja.

Durga Puja, the largest festival of the traditional Hindu community, will

be held at over 30,000 mandaps across the country. Special security measures

will be taken in each of the mandaps for smooth and peaceful celebration of

the festival, said Secretary of Public Security division of the Home

Ministry Mostofa Kamal Udddin.

The decision was taken in a meeting on overall law and order ahead of the

Durga Puja at the Home Ministry's conference room at Secretariat here.

Social networking sites would also be put under surveillance as no group

could spread rumour to destroy social harmony ahead of the Durga Puja, he

also said. He requested the Hidu community not to play drums (dhak and dhol)

from 12pm to 1.30pm during Jummah prayer as immersion of the idol of goddess

Durga will be fell on Friday.

Plying of motorcycles will be restricted during the Durga Puja, he said,

adding that the central monitoring committee will maintain continuous contact

with the Puja committee for peaceful celebration of the festival.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)