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�9/11 victims will now rest in peace�

By Sobhapati Samom

IMPHAL, May 4 � The Yambem family in Manipur who lost their son Jupiter in the 9/11 World Trade Centre attack a decade ago will be observing his death anniversary this year too.

Observing the death anniversary has become an annual ritual for the family, with his American wife and son taking time out every year to attempt to fill in the void left by his absence in their own small ways.

Jupiter Yambem, a native of Imphal�s Uripok Yambem Leikai, was among the 3,000 people killed in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre, leaving behind his American wife Nancy McCardle Yambem and five year-old Shanti (now 15 years old).

Born to the Yambem family of Uripok, Jupiter left India when he was selected as a coordinator at Camp America, a youth exchange programme in 1981. With the expiry of the project, Jupiter found himself a job in the US and settled down, going on to marry a music therapist American girl Nancy. The 42-year-old was a banquet manager with Windows of the World, a restaurant spread across 40,000 sq ft on the 107th floor of the World Trade Centre. Among the dead that day were 34 Indians.

Reacting to the news of the death of Osama, Yambem Laba, Jupiter�s elder brother said, �This is one of the greatest day for the family and all those against terrorism. Now justice has been done after 10 years, my brother�s soul can rest in peace in his heavenly abode�.

Laba, journalist and a former member of the Manipur State Human Rights Commission said, �Allah is merciful to my brother Jupiter and others who died in the attack. Justice has been done to the victims of the attack.�

�Killing of Osama is a new chapter in the fight against terrorism�, the elder brother said. �Now Al-Qaida will not be the same force as when he (Osama) was alive�. Laba informed that one of his friend from Delhi had broken the news about the death of Osama Bin Laden via a sms.

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�9/11 victims will now rest in peace�

IMPHAL, May 4 � The Yambem family in Manipur who lost their son Jupiter in the 9/11 World Trade Centre attack a decade ago will be observing his death anniversary this year too.

Observing the death anniversary has become an annual ritual for the family, with his American wife and son taking time out every year to attempt to fill in the void left by his absence in their own small ways.

Jupiter Yambem, a native of Imphal�s Uripok Yambem Leikai, was among the 3,000 people killed in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre, leaving behind his American wife Nancy McCardle Yambem and five year-old Shanti (now 15 years old).

Born to the Yambem family of Uripok, Jupiter left India when he was selected as a coordinator at Camp America, a youth exchange programme in 1981. With the expiry of the project, Jupiter found himself a job in the US and settled down, going on to marry a music therapist American girl Nancy. The 42-year-old was a banquet manager with Windows of the World, a restaurant spread across 40,000 sq ft on the 107th floor of the World Trade Centre. Among the dead that day were 34 Indians.

Reacting to the news of the death of Osama, Yambem Laba, Jupiter�s elder brother said, �This is one of the greatest day for the family and all those against terrorism. Now justice has been done after 10 years, my brother�s soul can rest in peace in his heavenly abode�.

Laba, journalist and a former member of the Manipur State Human Rights Commission said, �Allah is merciful to my brother Jupiter and others who died in the attack. Justice has been done to the victims of the attack.�

�Killing of Osama is a new chapter in the fight against terrorism�, the elder brother said. �Now Al-Qaida will not be the same force as when he (Osama) was alive�. Laba informed that one of his friend from Delhi had broken the news about the death of Osama Bin Laden via a sms.