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Earlier, Qawmi leaders in a meeting at Jatrabari Madrasa on 5 December proposed to hold discussions with prime minister Sheikh Hasina and other senior government officials on the issue of sculpture. Hefazat-e-Islam also made the same demand on 10 December.

Several religion based organisations including Hefazat-e-Islam protested against making the sculpture of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dolairpar in the capital. In the meantime, miscreants vandalised an under-construction sculpture of Bangabandhu in Kushtia, stirring protests across the country.

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