GUWAHATI, Aug 16 - Assam today observed State Mourning Day in memory of those killed in a blast triggered off by ultras on Independence Day at Dhemaji in 2004.
At a centrally held function at the Assam Secretariat, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi administered the pledge to the officials and employees on the occasion. Denouncing all types of violence, Chief Minister Gogoi said, �We deeply mourn the senseless killing of innocent people, including children, by militants at Dhemaji on Independence Day. The State Government has decided to condemn the incident in its own way by observing State Mourning Day every year on this day in order to create awareness against all sorts of violence in society. We all pledge to unitedly fight against the orgy of violence to pave the way for a society free from bloodshed and conflict,� he said.