People light candlelights to appeal for peace in Assam

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Guwahati: Nov.15 (ANI): People from all walks of life, faith and community from across Assam recently came together to pay tribute to victims of last year's serial blasts here.

People lit candles on the streets, in homes and at shops to draw attention of the militants and appeal to them to understand public sentiment and end violence.

The blast took place on October 30, leaving 89 dead and injuring over 500 people.

Prayers were held for the families, affected by militant violence.

"We are here to raise our voice against violence. Everyone, social workers and the people of the state have come together to bring a change and to maintain peace in Assam," said Dibyajyoti Saikia, a religious leader.

"The government must take effective steps to give security to the innocent people, to the people of Assam. At the same time, the government must act effectively to evict all those forces which is creating violence in our state," said Dr. Sammujal Bhattacharya, Advisor, All Assam Students Union.

Musicians under the banner of Eastern Beats Music Society sang and documented the sorrows of he common man who has borne the brunt of the militant attacks.

A rock contest was also organized to pay tribute to the blast victims by upcoming musicians.

"Music has no limit, it has no boundary, and music can heal all wounds. The objective of holding this contest is to bring up and see the talented youth of the region and to pay tribute to the victims of last year's October blast.," said Cheratin Teron, Organizer, Music Concert, Diphu. By Peter Alex Todd (ANI)

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