GUWAHATI, Oct 31 � A group of working professionals and students hailing from Northeastern region of India held a candle light assembly at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on October 30 in memory of the victims of the serial bomb blasts in Assam in 2008 that killed more than 100 innocent civilians.
The assembly, organized under the aegis of the Northeast India Image Managers (NEIim) � a voluntary group of communication professionals � pledged to stand united against any acts of terror and collaboratively work towards building an environment of peace and development for the people of Northeast in particular and the nation in general.
Speaking on the occasion, Tarana Ahmed, general secretary of NEIim said, �October 30 has been one of the darkest days in the recent history of India. The State of Assam was ripped off by serial bomb blasts that took the lives of many innocents and injuring innumerable. Today is the day which keeps reminding us that terror has no religion and is a curse on humanity. It�s our resolve to together raise our voice to any forms of terror anywhere in the world.�
Condemning all gruesome acts of violence, hundreds of people from North East India lit candles in the hope of justice to the victims and permanent peace in the region.
Demanding quick action against the perpetrators, the people called for an end to all forms of terrorism and expressed solidarity with people at the receiving end of violence.
Utpal Borpujari, president, NEIIM, said, �Unfortunately, Northeast has been the victim of continuous violence that has created fear-psychosis amongst people. Today, we gather here urging the government to give an environment of peace and sustained development to the people of the region.�