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Terror victims� kin demand justice

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 23 � The Forum for Terrorists Victims Family, Assam on Sunday while demanding judicial inquiries into all the terrorist killings in the State, said that there should be no general amnesty for the ULFA and other extremist organisations in the name of peace.

Addressing mediapersons here, the forum said that it has been insisting on judicial inquiries into all the terrorist killings under the provisions of the Constitution and even approached all the authorities concerned in this regard, but no tangible result has come so far.

�We have placed our demands with the Central Government, State Government, the Gauhati High Court, and different socio-political organisations. For the last three decades we have been insisting on justice for the victim families,� said Ranjit Kumar Phukan, general secretary of the forum regretting that none was actually concerned about the sufferings of the victim families.

Phukan said that the developments wherein terrorists have been welcomed with traditional fanfare and allowed to move about freely have increased the pain of the victim families that had been waiting all these years to see the perpetrators of subversive acts punished as per the provisions of the law.

�We are even disappointed with a section of intellectuals who have been pressing for general amnesty for the pro talks terrorists,� said Phukan.

On the other hand, a victim Daisymoni Choudhury said that now the people of Assam have to decide whether they would be on the side of the victim families waiting for justice or support a general amnesty.

�We have endured a lot. We will never forgive the perpetrators of terrorism,� announced Choudhury.

The forum which has a membership of around 4000 families has also demanded a special package for the victim families, government job for a member of the victim families, scholarship and reservation for students of such victim families at educational institutions. It has called for establishing a Memorial Bhawan in Guwahati in the name of those killed by extremists.

It needs to be mentioned here that the forum has decided to observe October 30, the day when terror shook the State, as Anti-terrorism Day. The forum will remember the day when serial blasts rocked the Ganeshguri flyover and other places across the State. The forum has appealed to all people and organisations to join its programme on October 30.

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Terror victims� kin demand justice

GUWAHATI, Oct 23 � The Forum for Terrorists Victims Family, Assam on Sunday while demanding judicial inquiries into all the terrorist killings in the State, said that there should be no general amnesty for the ULFA and other extremist organisations in the name of peace.

Addressing mediapersons here, the forum said that it has been insisting on judicial inquiries into all the terrorist killings under the provisions of the Constitution and even approached all the authorities concerned in this regard, but no tangible result has come so far.

�We have placed our demands with the Central Government, State Government, the Gauhati High Court, and different socio-political organisations. For the last three decades we have been insisting on justice for the victim families,� said Ranjit Kumar Phukan, general secretary of the forum regretting that none was actually concerned about the sufferings of the victim families.

Phukan said that the developments wherein terrorists have been welcomed with traditional fanfare and allowed to move about freely have increased the pain of the victim families that had been waiting all these years to see the perpetrators of subversive acts punished as per the provisions of the law.

�We are even disappointed with a section of intellectuals who have been pressing for general amnesty for the pro talks terrorists,� said Phukan.

On the other hand, a victim Daisymoni Choudhury said that now the people of Assam have to decide whether they would be on the side of the victim families waiting for justice or support a general amnesty.

�We have endured a lot. We will never forgive the perpetrators of terrorism,� announced Choudhury.

The forum which has a membership of around 4000 families has also demanded a special package for the victim families, government job for a member of the victim families, scholarship and reservation for students of such victim families at educational institutions. It has called for establishing a Memorial Bhawan in Guwahati in the name of those killed by extremists.

It needs to be mentioned here that the forum has decided to observe October 30, the day when terror shook the State, as Anti-terrorism Day. The forum will remember the day when serial blasts rocked the Ganeshguri flyover and other places across the State. The forum has appealed to all people and organisations to join its programme on October 30.