Editors of different newspapers jointly urged the country's Alem community to consider Prothom Alo's apology and the actions the government and the daily have taken following publication of an unacceptable cartoon in the daily's satire magazine Aalpin.
In a joint statement they also urged everyone to exercise restraint and show sense of responsibility.
The country's Muslims have been venting their grievances since the publication of the cartoon that hurt their religious sentiment. Golam Sarwar, editor of the daily Jugantor, read out the statement to journalists at the secretariat after a meeting with Information Adviser Mainul Hosein. The statement said, "The publication of the cartoon feature was an unfortunate event. Naturally it hurt the pious Muslim community."