GUWAHATI: The family members of the victims of the 2008 serial bomb blast gathered at Ganeshguri in Guwahati on Tuesday to pay tribute to their lost family members. As the tragic memory of the black October 30, 2008 came back to them, most broke down and sobbed uncontrollably at Ganeshguri.
Notably, about 100 innocent people were snatched away from their near and dear ones and over 400 hundreds were maimed for the rest of their lives in the serial blasts triggered by terrorists at four crowded places – Guwahati, Kokrajhar, Barpeta Road and Bongaigaon.
State’s Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya lighted lamps and paid a floral tribute to the victims of the black October 30 at Ganeshguri, organized by the Kamrup metro district administration on Tuesday. He said that terrorism cannot bring solutions. “Problem must be resolved through dialogue and understanding,” he added.
State’s former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi also joined the relatives of terror victims in praying for the eternal peace of the lost souls as well as for restoration of permanent peace in the state. Gogoi said that those insurgence who are still holding to the gun, should understand that violence is not going to solve their problems.
The Lawyers’ Association, Guwahati also observed ‘Shraddhanjali’ function at the CJM Court premises to remember some of their colleagues who lost their lives during the serial terror strike.
The tribute function at organized at Ganeshguri, Dispur MLA Atul Bora, ADGP (Administration) LR Bishnoi, Police Commissioner, Guwahati Pradip Ch Haloi, GMC Commissioner Monalisa Goswami, Kamrup metro deputy commissioner Virendra Mittal and others also paid floral tribute to the victims, a communiqué said.