Staff Correspondent: Dhaka, Aug-04,
Dhaka Metropolitan Police will monitor and take action against dissemination of hateful comments or propaganda on Tazia processions of the Shia community on social media during Holy Ashura.
DMP commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam said this at press briefing on the security measures taken regarding Tazia procession and observence of Holy Ashura at old Dhaka’s Imambara Husaini Dalan on Thursday.
“We don’t have any information of sabotage centering the Tazia procession but all the roads the procession will cross will remain under tight security blanket,” the DMP commissioner said replying to a journalist’s question.
He said Tazia processions will be brought out on August 7 and it will continue till August 9. “In some places the festivities may start from August 6 but the main program will continue for four days,” he added.
Police personnel will remain deployed at different points of the capital as well as on rooftops of buildings, he said.
“Bomb disposal unit and dog squad will sweep the roads through which the procession will pass, “ he said.
Raids and block raids will be conducted in hotels of the adjacent areas one or two days before the Ashura, said the DMP Commission.
Holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), will be observed in the country on August 9.