"We returned our arms, but not our training. We are ready for a second war to try the war criminals if necessary."
SYED SHAFIQUL ALAM
a freedom fighter from Rajshahi.
"I brought victory, why won't I be here?"
a freedom fighter who killed five Razakars during the war
at the Sector Commanders Forum's national convention.
"The War of Liberation is still on and we shall be victorious."
SERAJUL ISLAM CHOWDHURY
He has also said, "The unfinished task of our Liberation War is to bring the war criminals to book."
"The war criminals' trials should be held as soon as possible to ensure justice and holding of a free and fair election."
deputy chief of the liberation war.
"Freedom fighters are mournful under the national flag. Razakars became ministers. Our patience is wearing out."
a freedom fighter and a poet from Chandpur.
"Nizami and Mojahid are not Muslims because they took stance against the country [their motherland] during the Liberation War and still believe in Pakistan."
Let Gen (rtd) MIR SHAWKAT ALI
sector commander of the liberation war.
"As the government itself realised that war criminals should be prosecuted and people from different strata voiced the same, the demands for trial of the war criminals seem very logical."
Justice HABIBUR RAHMAN
chief of the 1996 caretaker administration.
"Absolutely, that is some kind of deadline. I have said this more than once and the elections will be held at the latest by December 2008."
asked whether the general election will be held by December this year.
"Political parties don't consider women when it comes to nominating candidates for elections even though they give the party ticket to a housewife if her lawmaker husband dies."
joint secretary general of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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