"We don't have the jurisdiction to try the war criminals. We will however make a recommendation to the government for trying them."
ATM SHAMSUL HUDA
Chief Election Commissioner
"The proposal of the commission for barring war criminals from contesting in polls will remain on papers only, if the government does not start trying them. "
RASHED KHAN MENON
Workers Party President.
"You see, when we visit the markets, everything seems okay."
Dr MOSADDEQUE HOSSAIN
chief veterinary officer at Central Veterinary Hospital
when asked about selling of dead chicken in different markets.
"The freedom fighters will continue to raise their demand for the trial of the war criminals until it is fulfilled."
Maj Gen (retd) CR DUTTA, BIR UTTAM
Commander, Sector-4 of the Liberation War
"We may have political differences, but there should be no compromise on the trial of the war criminals, which is a must to free the country from polluted politics."
Lt Gen (retd) MIR SHAWKAT ALI, BIR UTTAM
Commander, Sector-5, Liberation War
"The trials of war criminals are going on in 31 countries of the world. "It is possible in Bangladesh, too, and the caretaker government should start the process."
Maj Gen (retd) KM SHAFIULLAH, BIR UTTAM
Commander, Sector-3, Liberation War
"I urge the EC not to register any political party as a parliamentary party if it has war criminals in its leadership."
Samayabadi Badi Dal (M-L) chief
"We are all devastated by this tragic accident. We are all in shock."
AMANDA DAVEY and PAUL DYKE
owner of Monkey Café, Birmingham
in a statement about a man who died in the bar during a contest to see who could eat the most fairy cakes
"Users are quite upset. They're screaming at ISPs which can't do anything."
convener of the Association of Pakistan Internet Service Providers
about blocking out of YouTube for two hours in the country.
YouTube is a video sharing website.
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2008