UP electoral violence due to personal disputes, land disputes: Minister of Justice

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Justice Minister Anisul Huq. Star file photo

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Justice Minister Anisul Huq. Star file photo

The ongoing Union Parishad (UP) election violence is largely due to personal and factional disputes and land disputes, Justice Minister Anisul Huq told parliament today.

Anisul, who is also in charge of the election commission in parliamentary affairs, said this in response to a question from Jatiya party MP Liaquat Hossain Khoka of Narayanganj-3.

Under the chairmanship of President Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, the question and answer session was tabled.

In the scripted response, the justice minister said reports of violence surfaced in several print and electronic media following the first and second rounds of elections across the country.

“This is one of the reasons why many types of violence have emerged during elections, often due to personal and group conflicts, land disputes and various opportunistic individuals or groups trying to use violence against minorities, women and children,” he said.

The Minister said that the Electoral Commission has been very alert and vigilant in the face of electoral violence.

“Strict instructions have been given to law enforcement to maintain public order. The election commission has written a letter to the relevant government department asking them to take necessary measures to be aware and vigilant about election violence,” he said. declared the law. Minister.

He also said that the necessary instructions have been given to election officials in this regard.

In addition, Anisul Huq said, a letter has been sent to the Interior Ministry informing the commission of the actions taken by the police so far.

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