World must come out from theocratic state concept: President

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PV Desk : President M Abdul Hamid yesterday said the world must come out from the concept of theocratic state and remain alert against the misinterpretation of religious sayings.

“The evil steps to establish religion-based nation or state still persists . . . But the world must come out from the concept of theocratic state,” he said while addressing a function at Banani Puja Mandap here on the occasion of Durga Puja, the greatest religious festival of the Hindu community.

The President also urged all to remain alert against the misinterpretation of religious sermon or message that misguides mass people resulting in confrontation among people-to-people or nation-to-nation.

“Centering the theocratic state, the word earlier experienced many conflicts and wars between nation-to-nation that prostrated humanity, brotherhood and sympathy,” Abdul Hamid observed.

Even today, he said, we are noticing the evil quarter’s attempt for establishing a religion-based state.

President said, “Not the religion but secularism would be the pillar of building a country and a nation”. He stressed the need for building a cordial society or state with the people of all religions based on religious and human values.