Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has warned of taking strict action to protect the lives and properties of the people if the anarchy is not stopped.
The home minister said this while talking to newsmen at his office at the secretariat on Sunday.
He pointed out, over the last two days, some unruly individuals and groups out of religious frenzy have destroyed the government properties, including upazila parishad, thana bhaban, government land office, police outpost, railway station, in Chattogram’s Hathazari and Brahmanbaria Sadar, Sarail and Ashuganj upazila.
The home minister called for an end to all forms of misconduct. Otherwise, the government will take a strict step to protect the lives and property of the people.
Asaduzzaman Khan said tension is being raised by spreading rumours in the social media and it has been decided to take action against those who are spreading rumours.
Those involved in subversive activities will be identified and brought to book, he added.
The countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal is observed by Hefazat-e-Islam protesting against the police action on their anti-Modi processions in Dhaka, Chattogram and other districts.
Hefazat-e-Islam announced the day long countrywide hartal at a press briefing at Purana Paltan in the capital on Friday night. They also held nationwide demonstrations on Saturday.