Assam pays homage to October 2008 blast victims

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Guwahati, Oct. 31 (ANI): Special prayer meetings were organised across Assam to pay homage to those killed in the October 2008 serial bomb blasts.

Eastern Beats, an organization that promotes upcoming musicians of the state, organized a Rock Contest in Karbi Anglong district to create awareness about peace, brotherhood and non-violence.

Hundreds of music lovers gathered at the concert holding candles aiming to cut across human-made barriers and take a strong stance against mindless bloodshed.

"As you know music has no limits and doesn't have any boundary so music can heal all wounds and all sins. So this is the main theme of the concert," said Cheratin Teron, organiser of music concert.

Hundreds of people joined the family members of the victims, lit candles and held banners condemning the terror act in different parts of Guwahati.

The relatives of the blast victims paid homage to the departed souls at the blast site.

"The government of Assam has failed miserably to provide security to the innocent people of Assam. There were some promises and commitments but government did nothing to fulfil its commitment. As the same the government must take effective steps to crush violence and to evict fundamental groups from the soil of Assam," said Sammujal Bhattacharya, Advisor, All Assam Students' Union (AASU)

On October 30, 2008, 11 coordinated bomb blasts killed at least 100 people and wounded more than 500 across Assam. (ANI)

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