Youths want peace, say blast victims` friends
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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.


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

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