State Minister for Religious Affairs Faridul Huque Khan on Tuesday urged all to refrain from making instigating remarks on installing Bangabandhu’s sculpture.
“Everyone should be careful about making sweeping remarks on this sensitive issue. There are hundreds of sculptures in Muslim countries. This statue will also be built and installed. There are solutions to all problems. Once we hold talks with the agitators, the problem will be solved,” he said while talking with a delegation of Religious Reporters’ Forum (RRF) at his Secretariat office.
The leaders of RRF led by its president Faizullah Bhuiyan and general secretary Obaidullah Badhon met the newly appointed state minister and welcomed him with a bouquets.
RRF former president Shamsul Islam, vice president Moniruzzaman Uzzal, joint secretary Mohammad Naymuddin, organizing secretary Kamruzzaman Bablu and finance secretary Mohd. Raqibul Huque were also present.
Faridul Huque expressed the hope for resolving the controversy holding talks with the Islamic scholars.
He urged media to play a constructive role for keeping situation in the country stable by reporting positively.
Regarding reopening Umrah for the Bangladesh nations, the state minister said the Saudi Arabian government hasn’t yet given permission to start sending Umrah pilgrims.
“If they start giving permission, Bangladesh may get permission for sending limited number of pilgrims for Umrah. However, it would likely to be started soon.”
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