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WP calls for united stand against anti-sculpture groups

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:45, Dec 03,2020 | Updated: 01:28, Dec 04,2020

 
 

Workers Party of Bangladesh, a partner of ruling Awami League-led alliance, on Thursday called on all non- communal, democratic and pro-liberation political forces to be united for building a united resistance against anti-sculpture groups.

Party president Rashed Khan Menon, at a virtual press conference, said that some groups in the name of religion were opposing setting up of sculptures in the country from their hidden agenda.

During then Pakistan period and later the groups also raised such demands, Menon said.

‘Opposing the government decision of setting up of mural of Bangabandhu is unconstitutional,’ Menon said.

He called on all non-communal, democratic and pro-liberation political forces to be vocal against the anti-sculpture groups.

Workers Party general secretary Fazle Hossain Badsha in his written speech said that in the past the Awami League-led government had compromised with the groups.

He called on the government to take immediate steps against the groups.

Politburo members of the party Anisur Rahman Mollick, Sushanta Das, Nur Ahmed Bakul, Aminul Islam Golap and Quamrul Ahsan and central leaders Mostafa Alamgir Ratan, Shahana Ferdoucy Lucky, among others, attended the press conference.

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