Guwahati: On the eve of completion of 4-year of the October 30 serial blasts, the Assam government seems to be working at cross purposes. Even as it is preparing to pay a tribute to victims on Tuesday, it is also chalking out a strategy with the Centre to confer with National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), the perpetrators of the terrible act.
Indranil Kalita, the organising secretary of Forum for Terrorist Victims’ Family, Assam said that “The government is trying to sign a peace agreement with the ultras for the greater benefit of the masses. But no agreement should also overlook the sentiments of people. A peace dialogue can be organised without freeing the militants too. As a citizen of the country, we have our own rights to seek justice.”
Lately, NDFB (Ranjan Daimary) faction demanded freeing of its leaders first to begin the peace process. Official said that “It’s a tough call. The state government and the Centre are chalking out a strategy to give the peace process with NDFB a feasible shape.”
In the meantime, the state government will pay tribute to the victims of the serial blasts at a function under the Ganeshguri flyover in the city. CM Tarun Gogoi will disclose a memorial on Tuesday.
Similar programmes are also being organized by various other organizations at the three blast sites, comprising Ganeshguri, CJM court premises and Panbazar.