HC asks to protect Bangabandhu’s statues across country
With the ongoing tension about installation of statute and breaking of statue, The High Court on Monday directed the government to ensure protection of all statues of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman across the country.
HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan and Justice Shahed Nur Uddin passed the order in responding to a supplementary petition filed by a lawyer.
Dr Bashir Ahmed, former secretary of Lawyer’s Association, and Md Jaglul Kabir stood for the writ while deputy attorney general ABM Abdullah Al Mahmud Basher represented the state.
Supreme Court lawyer advocate Uttam Lahiri filed a writ seeking security of all the sculptures, including those of Bangabandhu.
Secretaries to Home Ministry, Religious Affair Ministry, Liberation War Affairs Ministry, Police Chief, Islamic Foundation Director General and Khatib of Baitul Mukarram Mosque were made respondents to the writ.
UNB adds: On February 25, the HC directed the government to declare March 7 as the ‘National Historic Day’ and issue a gazette notification in this regard within a month.
The court also sought the progress report on the matter within a month.
It issed a directive for installing the mural of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in all districts and upazilas of the country within the ‘Mujib Borsho’.