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January 23, 2004

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"In the end it proved to be beneficial to me"
Dr. AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury
while talking about the circumstances that forced his resignation from presidency in an interview with the daily "Prothom Alo".

"It was wrong, a bad precedent and unfortunate"
Joseph F Crowley
The visiting US Congressman talking about the government ban on Ahmadiyya publications.

"I doubt whether a proper investigation would be possible because the Finance Minister has already objected to a judicial inquiry fearing it might let the cat out of the bag."
Sheikh Hasina
while exchanging views on the bomb blast at the shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal with leaders of different professional bodies and journalists at Sylhet Circuit House.

"We would rather die but never compromise on this issue."
Leaders of International Majlish-e-Tahaffuz-e Khatm-e Nabuwwat Bangladesh
vowing not to budge from their demand to declare the Ahmaediyya as 'non-Muslim' at a rally in Paltan Maidan.

"We will get to know the dances that has taken place in the world, yet we will not give up our originality."
Begum Khaleda Zia
At the inauguration of 11th Asian Art Exhibition at the Osmany Memorial Hall.

"What is the rationale behind calling a hartal on the ground that a bomb has exploded in Sylhet."
Saifur Rahman
Minister for Finance and Planning while visiting the shrine of Shahjalal after a bomb blast claimed three lives.

"To avert our eyes off 15--point demand, the government has come up with a placebo measure to increase the seats in the parliament."
Sheikh Hasina
At the Awami League office at Dhanmondi while briefing the journalists.

"Having a Father of the Nation is synonymous with idolatry."
Enayetullah Khan
Editor of New Age, Holiday
At a convention of IBNP in New York.

"Zia is the one who declared indepen-dence."
Lt Gen (Rtd) Mir Shawkat Ali
At a meeting organised by local Muktijodha Sangsad in Mirshorai.

Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN. Quotes can be sent to <dsmagazn@gononet.com>

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