DHAKA, Bangladesh — The government will prepare a list of those involved in anti-state activities living abroad and revoke their passports, said Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque.
According to Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, the government will compile a list of persons involved in anti-state activities living abroad and revoke their passports.
"Those who’re involved in anti-state activities and making anti-state statements abroad will be listed, and their passports will be impounded," he told reporters after a meeting at the Bangladesh Secretariat on Wednesday.
The decision was made during a Cabinet committee meeting on the law-and-order situation conducted in the Home Ministry’s conference room.
"There are some people who are spreading propaganda abroad-they can do it against any person, but when it goes against the state, it is sedition. These two are different things. One person can say something against me, but the latter causes damage to the state," the minister said.
"We have recommended revoking the passports of those who are spreading propaganda against the state. A decision has been taken to revoke passports of those who have been doing it continuously," Haque added, saying that directives to take steps in this regard have been given.