"The trial of war criminals is a must for ensuring justice in the society. The government must show respect to public opinion as 90 percent of them support the trial of war criminals."
"The state must take the initiative for trying the war criminals."
Maj Gen (retd) KM SHAFIULLAH Bir Uttam
sector commander of the Liberation War and former army chief.
"Militancy and religious fundamentalism escalated in the country as we failed to bring the war criminals to justice."
Dr SHAH ALAM
professor of Chittagong University.
"We should learn from the experience of other countries' war-crimes trials and at the same time we need cooperation of other countries to try our war criminals."
Dr SARWAR ALI
a trustee of the Liberation War Museum.
"Prosecution of crimes is never time barred. Ongoing trials in Cambodia, Chile, and trials of World War II war criminals long after their commission are glaring examples."
convener of War Crimes Facts Finding Committee.
"The emergence of a widening difference in the quality of education between urban and rural schools is a serious problem. Over the last several decades the problem has become worst. We have to find out the solution to the problem as soon as possible."
"Bangladesh's decision to second a senior officer to Lyon is a significant one, especially given the competing demands on its scarce resources."
RONALD K NOBLE
about the posting of a senior Bangladeshi police official to Interpol's general secretariat in Lyon of France
"My mum's not happy about all these kids."
a 21-year-old from Washington
who has fathered seven children by different women.
Macdonald first became a father at 13.
The northeastern part of the United States has a high rate of teenage pregnancy with 52 girls per 1,000 under 18 becoming pregnant.
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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