"I have got millions of sons losing mine. I have got a country, which is my great achievement. I have a demand--when will the war criminals be tried? "
mother of shaheed Birshreshtha Munshi Abdur Rob.
"My father's soul won't be in peace until the war criminals are tried. The government had conferred the highest respect on the valiant fighters. Why can't they put the war criminals on trial?"
daughter of shaheed Birshreshtha Ruhul Amin.
"My husband sacrificed his life for the country. I am proud of him. We want the trial of those who had slaughtered people during the liberation war."
wife of shaheed Birshreshtha Matiur Rahman.
"The state needs to file a case in order to try and punish the accused."
Professor FARIDA BANU
sister of shaheed intellectual Giasuddin.
She filed the case with Ramna Police Station on September 24, 1997 against two al-Badr cadres--Chowdhury Mainuddin and Ashrafuzzaman--for killing her brother on December 14 in 1971.
"The government has absolute power to frame any sort of law to try the war criminals."
former judge of Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.
"If the present government does not try the war criminals, then we will try the war criminals after reinstating the Collaborators Act if voted to power."
acting president of Awami League.
"The government must move to try the war criminals. An individual cannot do it."
ABDUL MANNAN BHUIYAN
senior leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
He has also said: "The war criminals killed many intellectuals. Nobody took action against them even after there were strong allegations against them. The government must take the responsibility of trying them in line with people's demand."
"People will be able to offer their tributes to the seven gallant soldiers together if they are reburied in the same place. I have requested the chief adviser."
Gen MOEEN U AHMED
saying the seven war heroes should be buried in the same place.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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