Tribute offered to victims of Oct 30 serial blasts

By our Staff Reporter

Lakhimpur, October 30: While many people in North Lakhimpur district celebrated a quiet Diwali on Sunday, many others offered tribute to the victims of the October 30 serial blasts.

People came out holding candles and earthen lamps in their hands to offer tribute to the victims. Unions and associations of North Lakhimpur supported the act of offering tribute to the October 30 serial blast victims.

Nearly 100 people were killed in the synchronized blasts in different parts of the State, including three in Guwahati, on October 30 in 2008, marking one of the worst terror attacks in the whole State. This year, Diwali celebration coincides with this tragic incident.

“We requested the district administration to ban the use of loud crackers this Diwali as homage to the bomb victims. Many people died in the serial blasts across the State on October 30, 2008. Hence, all the people of North Lakhimpur observed today as Black Day and lit earthen lamps and candles in front of the Lakhimpur Zila Parishad and Judicial Court. A rally was also taken out to pay tribute to the blast victims,” leaders of various organizations said.

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