Awami League General Secretary and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader have urged to not think that the simplicity of the govt is weak. He warned that any statement against the spirit of the liberation war and therefore the liberation war, the constitution, and therefore the state wouldn’t be tolerated.
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He was speaking at the inaugural function of a replacement artists’ exhibition organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Monday (November 30) afternoon. At this point, he was connected through virtual from home.
He said that an extremist sectarian group has begun against the powerful medium of art, sculpture. He also remarked that by misinterpreting Islam, it’s trying to spread hatred within the minds of spiritual people.
He said at that point, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was a poet of politics, he was immortal in speech and eloquence.
He said that Bangabandhu was the artist of change of life of the people of Bengal. He was the bearer and carrier of Bengali culture. Bangabandhu repaired the broken bridge of culture and built an unbroken bridge.
Obaidul Quader said that the target statement of the extremist communal group on the sculpture of Bangabandhu, the architect of independent Bangladesh, on the occasion of Mujib Year may be a challenge to the heritage and culture of this country.
The bridge minister said the govt would crack down on any plan to destroy religious tolerance by bringing religious issues to the fore without finding the other way and issue. The Awami League general secretary said there might be no discussion on the settled problems with history, adding that there was no compromise on the difficulty.
State Minister for Culture KM Khalid, Additional Secretary within the Ministry of Culture Abdul Mannan Ilias, painter Shahid Kabir and Director of Shilpakala Academy Syeda Mahbuba Karim were present on the occasion under the chairmanship of Director General of Shilpakala Academy Liaquat Ali Lucky.
Incidentally, on November 13, a rally under the banner of ‘Touhidi Janata Oikya Parishad’ at Dhupkhola ground in Gandaria, Dhaka, opposed the installation of a sculpture of Bangabandhu on the occasion of Mujib Year.
On an equivalent day, Mamunul Haque, acting secretary-general of Bangladesh Khilafat Jub Majlis and central president of Bangladesh Khilafat Jub Majlis, also publicly opposed the installation of Bangabandhu’s sculpture at the Shane Risalat Conference organized by Bangladesh Khilafat Jub Majlis Dhaka Metropolitan at BMA Auditorium within the capital.
Hefazat-e-Islam’s Amir Junaid Babungari also threatened at any gathering that any party would erect a sculpture.