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Bangladesh uses signs in Arabic in an effort to cut down on public urination

DHAKA: For years authorities in Bangladesh have battled to stop men urinating in public, with signs in the local Bengali language failing to halt the seemingly endless number of offenders.

But the Bangladesh religious affairs ministry’s recent decision to erect new signs in Arabic has had a marked effect, despite most Bangladeshis being unable to read the language.

For most in the mainly-Muslim country, Arabic is sacred because it is the language their holy book, the Holy Quran, was revealed in.

“This campaign has received a great positive response so far,” Anwar Hossain, a ministry spokesman, told AFP. “Bangladeshi people respect Arabic and we’ve just utilised that.”

A two-minute video against public urination that promotes the new Arabic signs has gone viral in Bangladesh since it was uploaded onto social media earlier this week.

A group of people are shown approaching a public wall, but then jump back for fear of committing a sin when they see the Arabic sign against peeing in public. -AFP

একটি আইডিয়া সব বদলে দিতে পারে, এটার একটি মজার উদাহরণ !একটি আইডিয়া সব বদলে দিতে পারে, এটার একটি মজার উদাহরণ !ভালো লাগলে বন্ধুদের সাথে শেয়ার করতে ভুলবেন না। আর আপনি কি চিন্তা করেন সেটা ও কমেন্ট এর মাধ্যমে আমাদের জানাতে পারেন।

Posted by Feriola.Com on Saturday, May 2, 2015

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