Hyderabad: The city on Wednesday paid tributes to the victims of the twin bomb blasts at Gokul Chat and Lumbini Park on the 14th anniversary of the incident. A total of 42 persons – 32 at Gokul Chat and 10 at Lumbini Park – had lost their lives in the blasts in the evening of August 25, 2007.
The Gokul Chat Bandar was shut down in remembrance of those killed in the twin blasts. Syed Raheem, who lost an eye in the blast and has since been suffering from different health ailments, along with a few others paid tribute to those who lost their lives.
He demanded that the government immediately hang all those found guilty by the court and not to keep them in high security prisons. “Keeping the perpetrators alive means denying justice to the families of the victims. The government should initiate steps to hang them,” Raheem, who is also a member of the Terrorist Bomb Blast Victims Association, told Telangana Today.
Several local leaders and social activists visited the spot and paid tributes to the victims of the blasts.