He said there can be no statues in the country
Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh chief Junaid Babunagari has threatened to tear down all statues in the country.
"All statues will be pulled down no matter who they represent. We will tear them down," he said on Friday while addressing an event at Chittagong’s Hathazari.
“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh would be run following the Medina Charter. There can be no statues if the country is governed in line with that charter,” he said.
"Many people are being arrested and tortured in Bangladesh for speaking the truth and spreading the message of Islam. But we will not stop telling the truth."
However, the Hefazat chief also said: "Honorable prime minister, we respect you and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. We are not your enemies."