Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said a communal force is creating unwanted debate over the establishment of sculptures of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
"Imaginary explanations centring Bangabandhu's sculpture is a challenge to the spirit of Liberation War and the country's culture," he told a press conference on contemporary issues at his official residence on parliament premises in Dhaka.
Quader said a fundamentalist group is giving misinterpretation over the sculpture of Bangabandhu, the architect of independent Bangladesh, to spread hatred among religious people.
"Don't take the government's liberalism as weakness. Any comments against the spirit of country's Liberation War and constitution will not be tolerated. Any evil attempt to destroy the people's peace and comfort will be resisted," he said.
The minister urged the people who believe in the country's independence and Liberation War spirit to build united resistance against all the evil efforts.
Quader said that the head of the government earlier said there will be no law that will be conflicting with Quran and the Sunnah.
So, those who are making ill attempts to create an issue to destroy the country's religious tolerance will be dealt with an iron hand, he said.