Hymns replace blast sounds as 'Fatwa' out against terrorism

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Guwahati, Nov 9 (UNI) The 30/10 blasts may have hushed momentarily the bustling noise of life on the streets of Guwahati, but the deadening silence has now been broken with chants from holy scriptures of all faiths, as 'fatwa' issued against terrorism.

Religious ceremonies were held at the Ganeshguri blast site here today in memory of the deceased as 'purohits' and 'maulvis', sitting side-by-side, chanted hymns for the departed souls and prayed for world peace.

People of the area organised 'shradh' ceremony at the site, where bomb planted in a Maruti car had killed over 20 people on October 30, replacing the usual bustle of the busy market with a deadly silence.

All the blast sites in the state, three each in Guwahati and Kokrajhar, two at Barpeta road and one in Bongaigaon had witnessed spontaneous support from the public for the victims, with protests against terrorism echoing across the state.

Candles and diyas were lit uninterrupted across the state since 'Black Thursday', with all sections of society joining in.

The Burah (Jame) Masjid Committee of Guwahati had yesterday issued a 'fatwa' against terrorists, with Maulana Helal Kashimi reiterating that Islam supports no terrorism and Muslims cannot be linked with terrorists, who knew no religion or creed.

He also called for punishment against such anti-national people, who were spreading terror in the name of jehad and maligning the image of the holy warriors.

The fatwa was issued at a convention against terrorism here, where a large number of public and leaders participated.

As many as 84 people have died so far in the nine synchronized blasts of October 30, which had also left over 800 people injured.

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