Here are some comments that came in response to Tuesday's The Daily Star news report headlined “Hindus attacked, raped.”
This is a very important time for Bangladesh and all of us, who had gone through those dark days. This is a start, and let us not stop the trial by prosecuting only a few at the top.
Abdul Jalil Khan
Not only Hindus, but all the Bangalees, irrespective of religion, were tortured, killed and raped.
All these allegations are fabricated by the AL people.
These miscreants who were rehabilitated need to be brought to justice. It should not be a political prosecution. The war crimes tribunal should be transparent; it should expose the war criminals and give them punishment for the heinous crimes they have committed.
These charges are politically motivated.
This story is horrible and if it is true, he should be punished as per the law of the country. But again, why Ghulam Azam, the number one criminal is not arrested, yet? Ghulam Azam is free but Sayedee is being tried in full vigour. There is something fishy in this tribunal.
In this category, our 'golden boys' have surpassed all records. Not any of these 'golden boys' had to face any trial. The most tragic part of the story is that they are the sons of this independent country and raped their fellow country girls. How outrageous! What a shame!
Sayedee used to deliver lectures in big gatherings almost all over Bangladesh during the period of Bangabandhu. But then no step was taken against him. Even during the previous term of the Awami League (AL) government, his party Jamaat-e-Islami was a close ally of the ruling party. If the charges framed against him are facts, how could he escape punishment during the past forty years?
The war criminals should not be forgiven for their crimes. I am disgusted to see how some people have been trying to protect these criminals from being prosecuted.
The Daily Star cartoon and its report on the subject indicate that the daily has already given its judgement. The norm is, the suspect is innocent until proved guilty.
It is unbelievable to see how many people are against this case.
How about punishing him according to the Islamic Shariah Law?
Bangalee Abar Jago Assoc. of USA
Sayedee is a shame for Bangladesh and should be executed in public before BNP comes to power again.
Not only Sayedee, but the war criminals also should be tried.