Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said those who vandalized Bangabandhu’s sculpture would have to pay heavy price for their audacious acts.
“The government will not spare anyone involved with the sculpture vandalism,” he told a press conference on contemporary issues at the Road Transport and Highways Division conference room at the secretariat here.
Quader said the work of Bangabandhu sculpture at Dholaipar in the capital will be continued.
“We will establish sculptures. Sculptures are in different countries in the world including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, Iran and Turkey and even in Pakistan,” he said.
The minister said the people of the Islamic countries do not talk about the sculptures.
“Idols are made for worshiping God. We are not worshipping sculptures of human being here,” he said.
He said the miscreants also carried out attack on sculpture of ‘Madhu Da’ in front of Madhu’s Canteen on Dhaka University campus.
Stern actions would be taken against those who will make such audacious acts, he added.
Mentioning that religion is very sensitive issue in Bangladesh, Quader said they would not take any sudden decision in this regard as they do not want any chaos.
The government wants to resolve the issue politically, he added.