Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressing the inaugural session of Hajj Programme 2018 at Hajj Camp in the city's Ashkona area on Wednesday, 11, 2018. Photo: PMO

PV Desk :  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged all to remain alert so that militant acts cannot be carried out in the name of Islam as it promotes peace and the rights of people.

“We’ve to take steps so that Islam always remains on top,” she said while inaugurating the Hajj programme-2018 at Hajj Camp in the city’s Ashkona area.

Sheikh Hasina said Islam believes in peace as it repeatedly says about the rights of human beings and welfare of people. “But often we see some people in the name of this religion engaged in terrorist acts and creates militancy and this puts our religion into question before the whole world,” she said.

Hasina said these cause problems to Muslims when they travel to various countries of the world. “But, holy Islam is the most peaceful religion…Islam says the people of all religions will perform their own religious rituals independently, our Prophet (PBUH) repeatedly said that.”

She mentioned that some people created anarchy and problems just to undermine our religion. “Nobody has the right to malign our religion.”

The Prime Minister said the government wants that no one to spread confusion about Islam and build a system so that people can understand the real meaning of Islam. “For that, we’ve taken a project to construct 560 mosques in different areas of the country under the supervision of the Islamic Foundation.”

Hasina mentioned that 80 percent places for these mosques have been selected, the project got government’s nod involving Tk 800 crore. “Apart from being used for prayers, these mosques will spread the real meaning of Islam so that no one can confuse people.”