Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday 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 at his official residence on parliament premises in the capital.
Quader, also general secretary of the ruling Awami League, said a fundamentalist group is giving misinterpreted explanations regarding the sculptures 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 the 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 to build a united resistance against all evil efforts.
Quader said that the head of the government earlier said there will be no law that will be conflict the Quran and the Sunnah.
So, an iron fist will be used to deal with those who are making ill attempts to create an issue to destroy the country's religious tolerance, he said.