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Won't allow our soil to be used for terror activities: B'desh

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today said some "home-grown" groups have become radicalized in the country but it will never allow its soil to be used for committing acts of terror in neighbouring countries.

Speaking at a conference here, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan stressed that Dhaka has "zero-tolerance" against and it has a "comprehensive plan" for countering the menace.

He said that in some cases, a few radical political affiliations, are "trying to de-stabilize the country and thus hindering the current rapid socio-economic development by acts of terror."

He was speaking at the 3rd Counter Conference that concluded here today.

He said will never allow its soil to be used as the launching ground for any kind of terrorist activities against any part of the globe, let alone its neighbors, said a statement by the Bangladesh High Commission.

Speaking at the event, former Prime Minister of Baburam Bhattarai identified the country's "highly sensitive geo-political positioning", between India and China, as a major factor behind the transition of the Maoists from "bullet to ballot".

"A prolonged armed conflict could have a spill over effect in the neighbourhood leading to serious conflagration in the region," he said.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 21:28 IST