Gandhinagar: Chief Justice of Bangladesh Surendra Kumar Sinha on Monday said terrorism has become a serious threat to the national security of his country and there was an urgent need to curb the activities of terrorist groups like IS.
His statement came in the wake of recent killings of two foreign nationals, a Japanese and an Italian, in Bangladesh within one week. The Islamic State (IS) has reportedly claimed responsibility for the fatal attack on Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella.
In his speech at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) here today, Chief Justice Sinha stressed that time has come for the entire world to stand together to fight ISIS and other forms of terrorism.
"We (Bangladesh) are trying hard to combat terrorism. It is a global issue, which India and Bangladesh are facing at the same time. Terrorism has become a major problem now. ISIS was behind several acts, such as burning of Jordanian pilot, mass slaughter, beheading, stoning, etc," he said.
"We need to put an end to these acts by ISIS. In Bangladesh, terrorism has become a serious threat to our national security. It has become a threat to life, economy and political as well as religious pluralism in Bangladesh.
"Incidents of religious assassination, political violence and bombings in some parts have stunned the nation. Similar eventualities are faced by India, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir," the Chief Justice said.
He requested other countries to join hands in uprooting terrorism.
"Today, the entire humanity is standing at crossroads. Bangladesh has been fighting terrorism in various forms, such as drug trafficking. Bangladesh always supports this global war against terrorism. Our government is trying hard to establish a sense of security among citizens," he said.