Education minister Dr Dipu Moni said that Bangladesh is a non-communal democratic country. No communal provocation is acceptable in this country. It is a matter of sorrow and is unacceptable to have something related to communal provocation in the question paper.
The minister made the remarks while talking to the journalists regarding the communal provocation issue at the question paper of Bangla first paper at International Mother Language Institute in the capital on Monday (November 7).
Dr Dipu Moni said, "A clear direction was given to the authorities concerned to prepare question papers with no communal provocation. It is very unfortunate that any of the questioners prepared the question paper without paying any heed to the instruction. The matter was also overlooked by the moderator. He/she might have taken the matter normally."
"We will take necessary steps against the people concerned," she added.