Statue of Greek goddess to be removed after religious outcry in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Workers have begun to dismantle the statue of a Greek goddess after an outcry from Islamist factions in Bangladesh.

The sculpture of Themis- goddess of justice- wearing a “sari” was less than six months old. The statue was erected in the Supreme Court complex.

Islamist groups have demanded its removal by Friday.

The groups claimed that religious sentiments of Muslims were hurt and mass protests were held in the capital.

PM Sheikh Hasina agreed to its removal, but secular groups opposed it.

Workers have arrived at the venue are removing the sculpture.

The statue is being removed to maintain peace, said its creator Mrinal Haque.

The removal of the statue reflects that the tensions between religious conservative groups and liberals are rising in Bangladesh.

Protesters have asserted that the sculpture amounts to idolatry.

 



3 Comments

  1. The People vs. Muhammad said:

    ” Sari is National dress of Bangladeshi women”

    When the whole world highlight “Greek” ,its “Sari” for these low lives,Pakistan has deteriorated mentally to such an extent it fails even to match menstrual discharge of female

  2. kasif said:

    Your comment… cid:[email protected]
    English Translation of Hadith

    Hazrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah cid:[email protected][SAWW](PBUH) said, “Be prompt in doing good deeds (before you are overtaken) by turbulence which would be like a part of the dark night. A man would be a believer in the morning and turn to disbelief in the evening, or he would be a believer in the evening and turn disbeliever in the morning, and would sell his Faith for worldly goods.”
    [Muslim Book 01, Chapter 51, Hadith # 213].

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