Published:  12:27 AM, 08 May 2018

Bangabandhu's statue to remain in London

Bangabandhu's statue to remain in London

A bust of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was installed in London to represent the birth as well as the history of Bangladesh. Not only people from Bangladeshi diaspora, but also foreigners throng the place every day. A vested quarter complained about it to London Tower Hamlets Council to remove.

At last, the issue has been resolved as the authorities said that the sculpture will be there, said the owner of the statue Afsar Khan Sadek.

London Awami League Joint Secretary Sadek wrote to the UK ministry in 2014. "Like UK, there are a number of eminent persons in Bangladesh. Among them, Bangabandhu is the significant figure who played the pioneering role for country's independence," he stated in his application.

"Visitors will learn about Bangladesh and its founding father if the statue is allowed at Sydney Street of London."However, Tower Hamlets Council notified him last year about the everyday gathering.

 After receiving the notice on March 15, Afsar Khan Sadek informed it to the Bangladesh High Commission in London and Sheikh Rehana, one of the daughters of Bangabandhu.

After discussion, he appealed with the Planning Commission against the notice. High-ups of the commission visited the spot on November 28 and declared 'no objection' in January this year.

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