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Post Dhaka attack: Education Ministry asks institutes to inform about students remaining absent for 10 days

Updated: Jul 10, 2016 15:02 IST

Dhaka, July 10 (ANI): In the aftermath of the Dhaka cafe attack, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today issued instructions to all educational institutions across the country to inform the Education Ministry about the names and identities of the students who remain absent for more than 10 days.

The decision comes after the six assailants of the Holey Artisan Bakery were identified as "students", who received education in elite private schools and some of them were missing for the past three months, reported the Daily Star.

Nahid gave the instruction at his office at Secretariat on the first day of office after a nine-day Eid vacation.

The minister said he will also discuss with the authorities of various institutions about the steps that can be taken to curb terrorism and militancy as part of the government's anti-militancy campaign. (ANI)