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Candle light service for Mumbai terror victims

People hold candles to pay homage to the martyrs and victims of Mumbai terror attack, in Dimapur on Saturday. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, DEC 6 (NPN):
Published on 7 Dec. 2008 1:18 AM IST
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Joining countrymen across the country, a candle light service was organized here Saturday at the Clock Tower junction in memory of those who lost their lives in the November 26 Mumbai terror attacks. The 60-hour siege ended on November 29 leaving 183 dead and nearly 300 injured. Cutting across religious barriers, Muslims, Hindus, Christians etc converged at the Clock Tower Junction at around 6 p.m to participate at the memorial service and also condemned the Mumbai terror attacks. Muslims termed the Mumbai carnage as “un-Islamic”,while Hindus and Christians described the attacks as a “crime against humanity”. As a mark of respect hundreds of candles were lit at the base of the Tower and the adjoining areas an observance of one-minute silence. The memorial services was organized by the Confederation of Community Based Organizations of India (CCBOs). CCBO Nagaland vice chairman, Dr.Hesheto Y. Chishi expressed solidarity with the families of victims. Some carried placards that read: “Terrorism has no place in our country”etc. Earlier during the day, the CCBO also distributed clothes to the rag pickers and street children.

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