Second Regional Workshop on Developing a Counter-Radicalization Policy for Bangladesh, 14 December 2014, Dhaka

Date: 14 December 2014

Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) organised the second regional workshop entitled “Developing a Counter-Radicalization Policy for Bangladesh” on 14 December 2014 at Flambe, Gulshan 2. The closed door experts’ workshop was inaugurated by Major General Md. Shamsul Haque, psc, honourable Director General of National Security Intelligence (NSI). In his remarks, Major General Md. Shamsul Haque, psc emphasized that Bangladesh is continuously upgrading its counter-radicalization capabilities in order to combat the diversity of radical threats.

Representatives from Pakistan (Mr. Imtiaz Gul, Executive Director of Center for Research and Security Studies, Islamabad), Nepal (Mr. Subindra Bogati, Chief Execitive of Nepal Peacebuilding Initiative) and India (Mr. Subir Bhaumik, Former Chief of BBC Eastern India Bureau) shared experiences of their respective countries from de-radicalization and counter-radicalization perspectives. Farooq Sobhan, President of BEI, concluded the workshop by specifying that Bangladesh needs to have a multidimensional approach in order to combat the major challenge that lies ahead.