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Human chain formed to say no to violence

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 1 � Concerned citizens, educational institutions, women and youth groups came together at 1 pm today to form a �Human Chain for Peace�. It was done in order to raise consciousness on the many senseless acts of violence across the State at an event held at the Gauhati Club rotary.

Around 100 men and women, including children, gathered to pledge, �Yes to Peace and No to Violence.� The gathering condemned any act of violence on any person in the society.

It appealed to the government to ensure safety and security of common people at all times for peaceful and dignified life, along with immediate relief, rehabilitation and reintegration of affected people, which has to be systematically planned.

It also appealed to government to establish permanent peace committees in all districts of Assam to prevent further violence and killings.

The human chain united to appeal for sustainable peace through creative expressions, poems and songs. It unitedly sang Bhupen Hazarika�s immortal number O Mur Apunar Desh and stood in solidarity with the affected persons, said a statement.

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