Extension of Eid holidays by one day logical: Home minister

Home minister Asaduzzaman KhanFile photo

The home minister Asaduzzaman Khan said the proposal of cabinet committee on the law and order on extending holidays for Eid-ul-Azha by one day is logical.

The minister made the remarks on Sunday while talking to newsmen after a meeting on the law and order ahead of the Eid at home ministry.  

The cabinet meeting is likely to be held on Monday. When the newsmen asked, Asaduzzaman Khan said it is a proposal. The cabinet committee will take decisions regarding the matter.

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Earlier, the cabinet committee on the law and order recommended starting the holidays for Eid-ul-Azha from 27 June, extending by one more day. The proposal was made on Tuesday evening in a cabinet committee meeting at the secretariat in Dhaka. Eid-Ul-Azha is likely to be celebrated on 29 June.   

If the cabinet meeting approves it, the extended holidays will start from 27 June and continue till 30 June. The following day, Saturday, is the weekend.

Earlier, the government extended the holidays for Eid-ul-Fitr by one day.

There are holidays, between 28 June and 30 June, in the scheduled government's holiday list.  

At that time liberation war minister AKM Mozammel Haque told the journalists that many home-goers die [by accidents] during Eid journey -- which was very comfortable in the last Eid-ul-Fitr.

So, many proposed to start the holidays from 27 June to make travel hassle-free. If the cabinet committee accepts the proposal, people will be able to go home safely.