Hasan urges journalists to stop fanatic forces
Published: 05:17 PM, 5 December 2020
Hasan Mahmud speaks as chief guest at a function to distribute copies of the book ‘Life and Works of Bangabandhu’ at Bangabandhu Hall of Chattogram Press Club (CPC)
Information Minister and Joint General Secretary of Awami League Dr. Hasan Mahmud said that journalists guide the nation to the way of truth. Journalists had a unique role in not only the freedom movement but also had an impeccable role in the liberation war.
He made the remarks while speaking as chief guest at a function to distribute copies of the book ‘Life and Works of Bangabandhu’ at Bangabandhu Hall of Chattogram Press Club (CPC) on Saturday.
He said the insult of Bangabandhu over any issue will not be tolerated.
“We could not celebrate Mujib Year properly because of coronavirus pandemic, but a vested quarter is creating controversy in various ways towards the end of the Mujib Year,” he added.
The instability in society is being created by drawing various controversial issues with ill motives. It is the right time to resist those who want to take the nation backward and, the minister added.
Dr. Hasan urged journalists to be vigilant against those who want to insult Bangabandhu and create violence in society by drawing various issues.
He said that the role of media is very important to stop the fanatic forces who are trying to push the country backward.
Chairman of Bangladesh Press Council Justice Mamtaj Uddin Ahmed presided over the function while Press Council member and Daily Azadi Editor MA Malek, acting President of CPC Salauddin Mohammad Reza, Vice President of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists Riaz Haider Chowdhury, Press Council member Abdul Majid and CPC General Secretary Chowdhury Farid, among others, spoke on the occasion.