" The war criminals must be tried and the present government can at least start the process, if it wants."
General MOEEN U AHMED
So far the government has shied from starting the process of trying the war criminals. All the major political parties--including leaders of the reformists and conformists groups of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party -- have said they will support the government if it starts the process of bringing the war criminals to the book, the issue can be a point of national unity in the country.
" This is the high time to try the war criminals as the entire nation is united in support of the trial."
Barrister AMIR-UL ISLAM
" These days the army believes in the need and importance of democracy. This is the people's army."
Lt Gen (retd) MAHBUBUR RAHMAN
former army chief.
" The government must not spare the war criminals from being punished in order to show due respect to the freedom fighters, who had laid down their lives for the independence of the country."
Air Vice Marshal (retd) AK KHANDAKAR
deputy chief of the liberation forces during our great liberation war in 1971.
"It will be foolish to deny sitting in the air-conditioned room that there is no economic emergency."
Dr AKBAR ALI KHAN
former caretaker government adviser.
"Sai Baba is nothing but a mafia man, conning the people and making himself rich."
India's leading 'guru-buster'
about the country's biggest spiritual leader Sri Satya Sai Baba to the BBC.
“Rumours about Sai Baba sexually abusing young male devotees have been circulating for years,” the BBC says. Baba's disciples deny the allegations
"He wanted 500 volunteers who would be trained in Germany and then parachuted into India. Everyone raised their hands. Thousands of us volunteered."
Lieutenant BARWANT SINGH
who joined Hitler's the Free India Legion
about legendary Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose.
Three thousands British-Indian prisoners of war in German camps joined the legion.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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