"If the Truth Commission can be formed for corrupt people, then why not for war criminals."
AKBAR ALI KHAN
Muktijoddha, and Regulatory Reforms Commission Chairman.
"The Truth Commission has been formed for anti-liberation forces everywhere in the world…We do not want trial of war criminals to take revenge, we want their trial as they are yet to apologise for their crimes," he has also said.
"We apologise we could not hold the trial of the war criminals while in power."
AQM BADRUDDOZA CHOWDHURY
Bikolpadhara Bangladesh President.
He has also said, "Seeking apology is not the end…We could not bring the war criminals to book so far, but this government can take this initiative."
"This country is an unsuccessful state as it has failed to try the war criminals so far."
Air Vice Marshal (retd) AK KHANDKER
deputy chief of the liberation forces.
"We have got honour and independence at the cost of lives of freedom fighters but we could not yet bring the war criminals to justice even after long 37 years of independence."
Lt Gen (retd) HARUN-AR-RASHID
former army chief and chief coordinator of Sector Commanders Forum
demanding the trial of war criminal.
"Freedom fighters are mournful under the national flag. Razakars became ministers. Our patience is wearing out."
a freedom fighter and a poet from Chandpur.
"We don't have the jurisdiction in this regard. However, we will recommend that the government take measures to try the war criminals."
ATM SHAMSUL HUDA
Chief Election Commissioner.
"Their demand for trial of the Razakars, the collaborators and the war criminals is getting louder and gaining ground as each day progresses into another day. No doubt this demand sends a chill down the spines of those collaborators and their supporters who have reaped rich political harvest so far."
Brig. Gen. (retd) SHAMSUDDIN AHMED
former Military Secretary to the President.
"The Government of India recognises Tibet as a part of China. This policy has been there even before the Dalai Lama came to India."
Communist Party of India leader.
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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