SILCHAR: Enough with condemnations. It seems that the people of Barak Valley have no intention or willingness to even listen to such speeches. Everyone here is just seeking retribution. The gruesome Pulwama attack has left the entire nation in a state of shock. Almost all socio-cultural organizations, NGOs, associations, political parties, groups and non-political organizations are out on the streets demanding immediate action. Last night, the grief and outrage over the terror attack spilled onto the streets. Organizations took out a candle march and through the town. Candles were also lit by them as a mark of tribute to the martyrs.
Candles were also lit up in houses, shops and other business establishments. Emotions ran high as the protesters converged and assembled in various parts of the town. They expressed solidarity with the families of the martyrs. The Assam University fraternity too stood along with the nation in condemning the barbaric incident and asserted their full cooperation to the government in this hour of crisis.
A condolence meeting was held before Raja Ram Mohan Roy administrative building of the varsity. It was then unanimously decided that both the teaching and the non-teaching staff would donate their one-day salary for the welfare of the family members of the martyrs. Not only in Silchar and Cachar, but massive protests were taken out in the districts of Karimganj and Hailakandi. In Lakhipur sub-division also, a rally was taken out by around 500 tea workers of Labac tea garden led by its manager Sandeep Singh Pundir.
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