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Blast victims� kin demand justice

By Kabita Duarah

GUWAHATI, May 2 - October 30, the day when humanity bowed down its head in shame, had drastically changed their lives�Pranita, Kamala, Rupa and many more young wives felt the earth beneath their feet shaking as they rubbed off the red vermilion from their foreheads.

Since the day when they saw their spouses, the sole bread winner in the family, embracing death in the blast at Ganeshguri, they had been harbouring a vengeance, which was growing intense with each passing day.

On Saturday as soon as the news of the arrest of the anti talk NDFB leader Ranjan Daimary, the prime suspect of October 30 blast broke out, these young widows felt on cloud nine. It must be mentioned that such moments had become rare in their lives after the blast. They all demanded in unison that Daimary be meted out stringent punishment to do justice to the families of the blast victims.

Pranita Deka, the widow of flower vendor Deepak Deka who died in the October 30 blast at Ganeshguri could not hide her happiness. Left alone with two school going children, Pranita has been struggling not to let her children feel the absence of their father.

�I have been hiding the pain in my heart from everyone. I knew that the pain will go when those culprits responsible for the death of my husband will be severely punished,� said Pranita mentioning again and again that the culprits of the October 30 serial blast should get the most painful punishment. �The culprits must never be forgiven by the government. If that happens we will feel let down and our pain will return.�

The nightmare of the blast has been haunting Ganeshguri despite the efforts to go on with life. It is not easy for the auto drivers, the vegetable vendors, and every common man who stride on the pavements at Ganeshguri to forget the day. To the auto drivers, the nightmare still looks like it occurred yesterday. They lost many of their friends and many more companions sustained critical injuries.

Rinku Kakati, auto driver who was seriously injured in the blast said that exemplary punishment should be meted out to the perpetrators of the Ganeshguri blast. �I cannot move about because of the pain in my abdomen. My family is going through financial crisis. Those involved in the blast are responsible for my present condition and I request the government not to take a lenient stand these murderers of humanity,� said Kakati.

Most of the auto drivers killed in the Ganeshguri blast hailed from Lichubagan, a pocket characterized by a struggle for livelihood. People here still remember Sunanda Kalita, an amiable youth who too was killed in the Ganeshguri blast. Kalita�s wife Rupa who is full of hatred for the criminals behind the blast demanded that Daimary be hanged to death.

The common man who witnessed the blast has urged the government not to forgive the perpetrators of the blast. Putali Kayastha living in the housing colony at Ganeshguri said that forgiveness would only encourage more subversive activities.

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Blast victims� kin demand justice

GUWAHATI, May 2 - October 30, the day when humanity bowed down its head in shame, had drastically changed their lives�Pranita, Kamala, Rupa and many more young wives felt the earth beneath their feet shaking as they rubbed off the red vermilion from their foreheads.

Since the day when they saw their spouses, the sole bread winner in the family, embracing death in the blast at Ganeshguri, they had been harbouring a vengeance, which was growing intense with each passing day.

On Saturday as soon as the news of the arrest of the anti talk NDFB leader Ranjan Daimary, the prime suspect of October 30 blast broke out, these young widows felt on cloud nine. It must be mentioned that such moments had become rare in their lives after the blast. They all demanded in unison that Daimary be meted out stringent punishment to do justice to the families of the blast victims.

Pranita Deka, the widow of flower vendor Deepak Deka who died in the October 30 blast at Ganeshguri could not hide her happiness. Left alone with two school going children, Pranita has been struggling not to let her children feel the absence of their father.

�I have been hiding the pain in my heart from everyone. I knew that the pain will go when those culprits responsible for the death of my husband will be severely punished,� said Pranita mentioning again and again that the culprits of the October 30 serial blast should get the most painful punishment. �The culprits must never be forgiven by the government. If that happens we will feel let down and our pain will return.�

The nightmare of the blast has been haunting Ganeshguri despite the efforts to go on with life. It is not easy for the auto drivers, the vegetable vendors, and every common man who stride on the pavements at Ganeshguri to forget the day. To the auto drivers, the nightmare still looks like it occurred yesterday. They lost many of their friends and many more companions sustained critical injuries.

Rinku Kakati, auto driver who was seriously injured in the blast said that exemplary punishment should be meted out to the perpetrators of the Ganeshguri blast. �I cannot move about because of the pain in my abdomen. My family is going through financial crisis. Those involved in the blast are responsible for my present condition and I request the government not to take a lenient stand these murderers of humanity,� said Kakati.

Most of the auto drivers killed in the Ganeshguri blast hailed from Lichubagan, a pocket characterized by a struggle for livelihood. People here still remember Sunanda Kalita, an amiable youth who too was killed in the Ganeshguri blast. Kalita�s wife Rupa who is full of hatred for the criminals behind the blast demanded that Daimary be hanged to death.

The common man who witnessed the blast has urged the government not to forgive the perpetrators of the blast. Putali Kayastha living in the housing colony at Ganeshguri said that forgiveness would only encourage more subversive activities.