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Monday, 28 January 2008

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The sector commanders, freedom fighters, socio-cultural and human rights activists at a discussion in Rajshahi on Saturday demanded trial of the war criminals of 1971 by forming special tribunals immediately.

They made the demand at a discussion meeting arranged by the 'Sector's Commander Forum' at Rajshahi Zila Parishad auditorium.

The sectors commanders also demanded forming an international investigation committee to bring the war criminals to book. Addressing as the chief guest, AK Khandaker, deputy commander in chief of liberation forces during the Independence War in 1971, said, 'The sector commanders and freedom fighters will be beside political parties that finish the trial of war criminals.' 'If any political party forms alliance with the war criminals, we will protest strongly against them,' he said.

Sector commanders Qazi Nuruzzaman, CR Datta, Abu Osman Chowdhury and Jamil D Ahsan, who was a company commander of Sector 2, spoke as special guests.

Golam Arif Tipu, a language movement hero, Abul Hossin, president of Sammilito Sangskritik Jote and Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee, regional commander Shafiqur Rahman Badshah, Fazle Hossain Badshah, politburo member of the Workers Party of Bangladesh, Khairizzaman Litton, general secretary of Rajshahi city Awami League, Professor Ruhul Amin Pramanik, president of Rajshahi Writer's Association also spoke at the meeting.

An eminent professor of literature, Hasan Azizul Haque, presided over the meeting while Dr Syed Shahfiqul Alam moderated the meeting. The sector commanders of 16 districts of Rajshahi division were present at the meeting.

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