School kids, Ruksana hold prayers for peace in coming year
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 17:47
New Delhi: School children, kin of terror victims and people who confronted militants today held prayers for peace in 2010.

Students, activists including All India Anti-Terrorist Front chairman M S Bitta and Rukshana Kausar, who had killed a LeT militant on September 27 in Jammu and Kashmir, freed pigeons and prayed for global peace.

"Political parties should rise above vote-bank politics to fight the scourge of terrorism unitedly. We should unite and be ready to counter the menace. Rukhsana is an example for us," Bitta told the gathering, as children released balloons with a message 'we want global peace'.

The participants included 5-year-old Ishita, who lost her parents in the Paharganj blasts, DTC driver Kuldeep Singh who was injured in the Sarojini Nagar blast and Rukshana's brother Aijaz.

"We as citizens should be united in tackling terrorism. We do not want terrorists to kill our parents. We hope for a terror-free world in the coming year," said 20-year-old Rukshana.


First Published: Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 17:47

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