Youths want peace, say blast victims` friends

Last Updated: Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 21:30

Mumbai: Several youngsters, including
friends of three youths killed in the Pune blast, on Sunday held a
peace march in the metropolis to express solidarity with the
victims and their family members.

Holding placards that read `youth want peace and not
politics`, the youths, including friends of blast victims
Ankik Dhar, Anindiyee Dhar and Shilpa Goenka, came together
under the banner of `Youth For Peace` and marched from Marine
Lines to Girgaum Chowpathy area.

They lit candles and observed silence for a minute to pay
homage to the deceased.

Demanding justice for their friends, they said the
government should act against the perpetrators of the terror
incident.

"We want the government to take up the issue seriously
and hold tough talks with Pakistan to dismantle terror
networks operating from that country against India," Sudeep
Chakraborty, one of the participants in the rally, said.

Shruti Asokan, a student of Sophia college, said, "It was
not only the government but also the duty of individuals to be
alert."

Vidid Saxena said such attacks would continue to happen
if the government did not take concrete steps.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 21:30

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