Kanpur riots victims' kin satisfied on verdict

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Kanpur, Oct 24 (UNI) The Kanpur riot victims' kin today expressed satisfaction over the court verdict, where 15 accused were awarded life imprisonment.

''The decision has come after a long gap of 15 yrs...but we feel satisfied over the judgement,'' a victim's family member said.

Saleem, brother of a riot victim Shahid, said, ''I am satisfied with the judgement given by the local court. The punishment given to the accused would be a lesson to those involved in spreading communal violence.'' ''Hope higher courts maintain the same decision,'' he said.

The husband of deceased Akhtari Begum, Javed said, ''the incident had ruined my life...I was awaiting justice since then.'' UNI

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