GUWAHATI, Nov 18 – The Forum for Terrorists Victims Family, Assam has decided to approach the Supreme Court of India to get justice which according to the forum has long been denied to hundreds of families which are still facing trauma.
It may be mentioned here that the forum has been insisting on judicial inquiry into all the terrorist killings under the provisions of the Constitution and re-opening of cases and it has approached all the authorities concerned with their plea for justice right to the Government of India.
Ranjit Kumar Phukan, general secretary of the forum informed that in view of the delay in justice to the families of victims, it has now become pertinent to approach the highest judicial authority in the country. But before approaching the Supreme Court, the forum will launch an awareness programme in the State against terrorism.
“The families of the terrorist victims have long suffered. By not ordering a judicial inquiry into all the terrorist killings, the government has augmented the suffering of the families,” said Phukan adding that the need of the hour was to unite the people against terrorism that has shattered many homes, deprived children of happiness and left a void in the lives of many.
The members of the forum would be entrusted with the responsibility to hold public meetings across the State to unite the people. “The awareness campaign would be launched very shortly,” informed Phukan.
Areas, which had witnessed more terrorist strikes, would get priority in the awareness campaign. “As the government is delaying justice to us, we are now banking on public support. The people's pressure, we hope, will bring a change in the attitude of the government,” said Phukan.
The forum has been vocal against terrorism and it observed October 30, the day when terror shook the State, as Anti-Terrorism Day.