If Pakistan dares to breach the directive to hold its hand till a formal hearing on India’s plea, it will be inviting dangerous consequences as the issue will then be taken up by the UN Security Council
—India’s representative to the International Court of Justice Harish Salve, warning Pakistan about the consequences of hanging Kulbhushan Jadhav
Fayaz was extraordinarily tough and highly motivated. He was always ready to take on challenges and believed in leading from the front.
—Lt Gen AK Krishna of Rajputana Rifles on 22-year-old Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz who was dragged away from a wedding and killed by terrorists
The government should give national animal status to the cow and we will support it… We respect the religious sentiments of our Hindu brethren but no one can be allowed to take law and order into their own hands.
—Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind president Maulana Syed Arshad Madani, on how to deter cow vigilantes
While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau.
—US President Donald Trump, in a letter to FBI chief James Comey who was let go
UP, Madhya Pradesh, Dakshin Bharat har jagah se shaheed huye hain, Gujarat ka koi jawan shaheed hua ho toh batao (Jawans from UP, Madhya Pradesh, South India and other parts of the country have sacrificed their lives but tell me whether anyone has been martyred from Gujarat).
—Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav
Whatever charges have been levelled against me, applies to her (Mayawati) and I can prove those with evidence… For the sake of the party, I did not even visit my ailing daughter who died due to lack of treatment as Mayawati wanted my services during elections and did not permit me to go.
—BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui, on being sacked from the party
I named this tour Purpose for a reason. Everyone has a purpose. You should always believe the best is yet to come.
—American singer Justin Bieber, to his fans at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai