Paper lantern banned in Capital
Published: 06:25 PM, 6 January 2018 Updated: 10:32 AM, 7 January 2018
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) today imposed restriction on flying paper lanterns in any occasion in the Capital.
DMP commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said in a press release the restriction was put in place on security ground.
DMP Commissioner said, `It is now being noticed that some individuals or groups are blowing the paper lanterns in different parts of the city. Later these paper lanterns are falling in various densely populated areas in the city. There are many security threats, including fire hazards. If it continues, there can be major disasters at any time.`
Seeking the co-operation from all, He said “All concerned are asked to refrain from blowing any type of balloon in Dhaka metropolitan area. We will enforce the legal procedure for ensuring the safety of the citizens if people do not follow the directions.”
Fanous is widely used all over the world – especially in Asian regions – not just for a specific religion purposes, but for many socio-cultural activities and also for decorative purposes.