People remember victims of 7/11 serial blasts

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Mumbai, Jul 11 (UNI) Citizens today organised several programmes across the city, including building human pyrimads and blood donation camp at railway station, to remember people who had lost their lives in serial train blast on this day two years ago.

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists had build human pyrimads at several railway stations to pay homage to the deceased.

They also kept a book for the public to write their messages remembering those killed in the ghastly blasts.

The Railway authority also paid floral tributes to deceased at all the places where the blasts took place at 1000 hours this morning.

The Rotary Club of Bombay Seaface and Mumbai South branches jointly organized a two-day Blood Donation camp from July 10 in association with the Western Railway Social Service Association and H R College which attracted hundreds of people at the busy Churchgate station.

Reinforced by the Bharat Scouts and Guides, the first day saw 160 people donating blood, while more than 150 people are expected to donate their blood today which will be given to St George's Hospital and Nair Hospital.

''The spirit of Bombay is on display again...the majority of doners are middle class and the common person. This is what Mumbai and India is about, not the Page 3 crowd'', said organising member Reema Sheth.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya has organised a function where the 10 survivors of the bomb blasts will be honoured at Dadar in Central Mumbai in the evening.

In the seven blasts in span of 15 minutes from 1824 hours on July 11, 2006, 187 people lost their lives, while hundreds of people suffered injuries, some of them have lost their organs. A couple of victims are still fighting for their life in city hospital.

On the contrary, 13 accused, who were arrested by Anti Terrorist Squad of city police have been denying the charges leveled against them. Some of them have moved the Supreme Court prolonging the trial.

The accused have also written condolence letters to the kin of victims in which they have stated that they have been made scapegoats in the case and they had nothing to do with the blasts.

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