Information minister Hasanul Haq Inu voiced for a three-tier multi religious approach against militancy at the high level summit of Buddhist and Muslim leaders, began Tuesday in Indonesian city of Yogyakarta.
Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia inaugurated the two day summit organized by International Forum on Buddhist-Muslim Relations (BMF).
Inu in his speech on current challenges to Buddhist-Muslim relations & intra-and-inter religious response, said, `Religious leaders should also boost intra-religion dialogues apart from inter-religion discussions. And the three-tier initiatives are to be in-country, regional and at global levels.’
To aware the followers of own religion that militancy is not the right path, is the duty of the religious leaders, stated the Bangladesh information minister who has a record of attending numerous religious occasions of Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and Christians as a veteran speaker and philosopher.
Hasanul Haq Inu also expressed readiness of the government to support hosting of inter-religion summits in Bangladesh, a land of religious harmony where peace-loving people have rejected the fanaticism in the name of religion, he described.
Sri Lankan minister of urban development, water supply and drainage Rauf Hakeem, Chairman of ulama council of Indonesia Prof Dr Din Syamusuddin, Chairman of Buddhist association Arif Harsono, Bangladeshi chief priest of Cox’s Bazar Shreemad Satyapriya Mohathero, Secretary General of Buddhist association of Indonesia Prof Dr Philip K Wijaya, Thai priest Ven Phrakhrudomthammathom, Malaysian chief priest Ven K Sri Dhammaratana, chief convener of Islamic centre of Myanmar U Aye Lwin and interim secretary of BMF, Vidya KV Soon also spoke on the opening day among other Buddhist and Muslim delegates.
Inu reached Yogyakarta on Monday and is scheduled to return on 6 March.