Students should play vital role towards thwarting all sorts of terrorism and militancy so that none more militants and extremists are generated.
All quarters of the society including the students should remain alert and conscious against the militancy for the sake of freeing the nation from its curse. They should extend cooperation to the law-enforcers with authentic information about location and misdeeds of the anti-nation elements.
Shafiqul Islam, commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP), revealed these while addressing a workshop titled “Peace Building Youth Preventing Violent Extremism” at Rajshahi University (RU) campus here yesterday as the chief guest.
Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network and RU Students Community Policing jointly organised the workshop at Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences hall room.
Shafiqul Islam said cordial relation between police and students can be the effective means of eliminating all sorts of militancy and terrorism.
Collective efforts of police and local people including students based on mutual trust and confidence can also curb the existing social menaces like child marriage and drug-addiction.
RMP Deputy Commissioner Amir Jafar, RU Students Adviser Prof Mijanur Rahman, TSCC Chairman Prof Masud Chowdhury, Prof Rafiqul Islam from Department of Law and Prof Farah Newaj from Department of Public Administration also spoke.
The police commissioner said RMP has intensified the activities of community policing to prevent crimes in the society and maintain peaceful situation everywhere in the society. Community policing is very important for resolving social problems and combating crimes, he added.
He stressed the need for boosting relationship between police and people and exploring the opportunities of community policing. The chief guest added that community based policing had been introduced in the metropolis with a noble view, their main work is to identify the source of crimes in the society and help police forces to prevent crimes and solve problems. Community based policing is highly practiced in developed countries across the world.