"We want the government to form a tribunal under International Crimes Act 1973 and Article 47 (3) of the constitution to try war criminals."
Dr MA HASAN
Sector Commanders' Forum.
"We also want an enquiry commission to collect complaints regarding killings, mass-killings, rape, children and women repressions, tortures and robberies during the '71 war and scrutinise those to find out the real culprits," he has said.
"If we all can raise voice against war criminals, no government can avoid the trial."
Air Vice-Marshal (retd) AK KHANDAKAR
deputy chief of Liberation War Forces and Sector Commanders' Forum Chairman.
"The government will be forced to try war criminals as we (freedom fighters) forced Pakistani forces to surrender."
Maj Gen CR DUTTA
Sector Commander of the Liberation War.
"Identify those students who are involved in politics with Shibir. They have been derailed. We all will have to be united to bring them back to the path of light from darkness."
Dr ANWAR HOSSAIN
professor of Dhaka University.
Hossain has also said, “"The killers and rapists of 1971 Liberation War must be put on trial. They cannot go unpunished. We'll have to start another movement to ensure trial of the war criminals… We should work together to make the Shibir men understand that they are living in darkness. I urge the Shibir men to come back to the path of light.” Shibir is the student wing of Jamaat, which opposed Bangladesh's liberation war and its leaders formed several paramilitary groups that helped kill and rape in 1971.
"The political parties also have a responsibility to bring dynamism to politics."
Dr FAKHRUDDIN AHMED
"We ask that if he had any faults, please forgive them... may he be absolved of all his mistakes."
SITI HARIYANTI RUKMANA
eldest daughter of deposed Indonesian dictator Suharto
after his death.
Rukmana is also goes by the nickname "Tutut".
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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