Bangabandhu’s Sculpture Vandalism

Exemplary punishment for vandals demanded

National Desk

13 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Exemplary punishment for vandals demanded

Leaders and activists of CPB’s Panchagarh district unit on Saturday form a human chain in front of the central Shaheed Minar of the district protesting the vandalism of the sculpture of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Kushtia. — Sun Photo

Widespread protests against the vandalism of Bangabandhu’s sculpture in Kushtia are being continued in different districts of the country. People are demanding exemplary punishment of vandals.

On Saturday, Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque said the people of Khulna demanded exemplary punishment to the culprits of anti-liberation forces who vandalised an under-construction sculpture of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Kushtia on December 5.

The mayor came up with this observation while addressing a human chain in city’s Picture Palace intersection area as the chief guest, organised by Khulna Union of Journalists (KUJ).

He said the country achieved the independence with the blood of Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists and Christians and Bangladesh was created for establishing a non-communal state through demolishing communal state system. No one will be allowed to spread communal poison here, Khaleque said.

AL district unit General Secretary Advocate Sujit Kumar Adhikary addressed the programme as special guest with Munshi Md Mahbub Alam Sohag in the chair.

In Netrakona, district administration and other governments offices held protest rally in the morning on Saturday against the vandalism of an under-construction sculpture of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Kushtia.

District Judge Humayun Kabir, Superintendent of Police Akbar Ali Munshi, Netrokona Government Women College Principal Md Sirajul Islam and Executive Engineer of Roads and Highways Department Md Hamidul Islam addressed the protest rally around 10:30 am while Deputy Commissioner Kazi Md Abdur Rahman presided over the programme.

The other government offices joined the protest are Judiciary, Police administration, Agriculture Department, Education Department, Health, Roads and Highways, Water Development Board, Public Works Department and Local Engineering Department.

In Kurigram, Bhurungamari Upazila administration of the district on Saturday formed human chain protesting the vandalism of an under-construction sculpture of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Kushtia.


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