"Allah loves those who fight in His cause united in one column, like the bricks in one wall."
the chief adviser
in his speech at the OIC summit in Dakar
citing from Sura As-Saff of the holy Quran
emphasizing the need for unity in the Ummah.
"We all are veteran freedom fighters. Those who think we will destroy the country are mad and should go to Pabna Mental Hospital…The government will have to recognise their real friends."
Lt Gen (retd) MIR SHAWKAT ALI
sector commander of our great liberation war.
"On January 14, we sent a letter to the government asking for its permission. But now when we are at the final stage of our preparation it has decided against the convention."
former air force chief.
"We are determined to hold the national convention this time, although the government did not give us permission to hold it last time."
Lt Gen (retd) HARUN-AR-RASHID
Sector Commanders' Forum.
"Why did the caretaker government stop the sector commanders' programme demanding trial of war criminals?"
Awami League presidium member.
"So denying permission to hold a peaceful convention for the trial of the war criminals is mysterious and it needs an investigation whether the war criminals have any direct or indirect role in the decision. "
Sammilita Sangskritik Jote
expressing concern over the government's refusal to give permission to Sector Commanders Forum to hold its national convention.
"We do not want to return to the pre-1/11 situation. Democratic atmosphere is needed for holding a fair election. This is why the caretaker government should withdraw the emergency gradually. "
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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