Published: Friday, March 29, 2013

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“But if there was no peace in Bangladesh, foreigners would then say that the army is not capable of maintaining peace in other countries.”
KHALEDA ZIA
opposition leader and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson
about Bangladesh’s army’s role in the current political situation.

“DC, SP, police, RAB…everything belongs to the government. But now the Prime Minister is saying the opposition should be blamed for these killings. People will not accept if you (government) kill and blame it on the opposition.”
ASM HANNAN SHAH
BNP leader
about the killings during hartals and recent violent clashes between the law enforcement agencies and the opposition.

“But Khaleda will have to apologise and leave Jamaat first.”
MAHMUDUL HAQUE MUNSI
blogger and activist of Gonojagoron manch
about welcoming Khaleda Zia to join the Shahbag movement.

“Jamaat is a fake party. It has no relation to Islam. They are not Islamists, they are a terrorist party.”
MOULANA FARID UDDIN MASUD
chairman of Bangladesh Olama Mashayekh Towhidi Janata Sanghiti Porishod
about Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh.

“Even after such repression, oppression on the opposition, we showed highest respect for the President. We hope the government will notice our goodwill and come forward to avoid any conflict in the country.”
MOUDUD AHMED
BNP standing committee member
about expressing condolence on the death of President Zillur Rahman.

“It’s not just men who stalk women. Women too stalk men and one often hears women saying, “Oh! That man is so hot.”
JAYA BACHCHAN
Indian film actress and Samajwadi Party MP
opposing the anti-rape bill that was recently passed in the Indian Parliament.

“Bangladesh is a weird country. (She) can get away with saying anything. There is no question of a case being filed because she is above all laws. There is no one in this world who is above all laws.”
SYED ASHRAFUL ISLAM
LGRD minister and general secretary of Awami League
about opposition leader Khaleda Zia’s remark about Bangladesh armed forces responsibility in the present context of the country.