Razzaque for defeating Bangabandhu’s sculpture vandals

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DHAKA, Dec 11, 2020 (BSS) – Criticizing the people who were involved
in vandalizing Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman’s sculpture, Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque
today said those people will be defeated in the same way that
Pakistanis and their allies have been defeated in the nine-month
bloody war of liberation in 1971.

“Opponents of the installation of Bangabandhu’s sculpture will be
defeated in the same way that Pakistanis and their allies have been
defeated in the war of liberation in 1971,” he said.

He was speaking as the chief guest at a discussion on Tangail
Hanadar Mukto Dibosh organized by Tangail Municipality at Tangail
Municipal Park here.

Replying to a question of journalist about trial of those who broke
the sculpture of Bangabandhu in Kushtia, the agriculture minister said
according to the constitution, their act is tantamount to sedition and
this law will judge them. They must be brought to book, he added.

Vandals will be judged on the basis of evidence, he said, adding
that if they paid or otherwise cooperated, they would be judged and
those who have committed the crimes will not be spared.

Bangabandhu wanted to build a secular and democratic state on the
basis of Bengali nationalism and justice, but the defeated
anti-liberation forces had killed Bangabandhu and his family in 1975
with the collaboration of domestic and international killers, he
added.

Since then, they have deliberately destroyed the spirit and ideology
of the liberation war for 21 years and continuation of that is the
opposition to the installation of Bangabandhu’s sculpture and
vandalism, he stated.

The agriculture minister said that the sculpture of Father of the
Nation was constructed so that his ideals can be presented to the
future of this country or the next generation.

Sculpture is a memento or memorial and through this, future
generation will be inspired by the spirit of liberation war and
freedom, he said, adding that people will also be inspired in human
love and humanitarian service through such kind of memorial.

Tangail Hanadar Mukto Dibosh is today.

On December 11 in 1971, the freedom fighters liberated Tangail from
the grip of the Pakistani occupation forces.

In the morning of this day, the heroic freedom fighter commander,
incumbent Awami League presidium member and Agriculture Minister Dr
Muhammad Abdur Razzaque entered the old town of Tangail with a large
number of heroic freedom fighters and hoisted the national flag of
Bangladesh on the police station premises.

Tangail Municipality Mayor Jamilur Rahman Miron presided over the
function while lawmakers Sanowar Hossain and Tanvir Hasan Choto Monir
also spoke