Ahmedabad citizens call for impartial probe into bombings

July 31st, 2008 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS  


Ahmedabad, July 31 (IANS) A group of city residents Thursday, condemning the series of bomb blasts here, said it is “the total failure of our intelligence system which is unfortunately politicized to serve the interests of the ruling party”. “We call upon the state government to immediately constitute a Judicial Commission under the chairmanship of a sitting Supreme Court judge to investigate into the why, what and how of these organised terrorist acts of bomb blasts in Ahmedabad,” said a statement signed by 200 people.

“It is necessary for the people to know the whole truth and nothing but the truth, however unpalatable it might turn out to be. We strongly condemn all direct and subtle attempts on the part of certain vested interests to make one or the other community appear to be guilty or blameworthy, instead of establishing the truth by independent and impartial enquiry and investigation agency,” the statement said.

“We call upon the state and central government to provide just and adequate relief and compensation to all those who are affected and to ensure that this reaches to the victims without any kind of discrimination and without any bureaucratic delays or hassles,” the signaories to the statement demanded.

“We earnestly appeal to all those involved in this violence or any other acts of violence to stop this madness immediately. Let them realize that all of us, irrespective of our caste, creed or language, are capable of joint struggle for just, equal and better society and none of these violent or terrorist acts will deter us or deflect us from our path of seeking justice by all democratic ways,” the statement said.

It said: “We have no doubt that the series of blasts in Ahmedabad in a well-orchestrated manner demonstrate the total failure of our intelligence system which is unfortunately politicized to serve the interests of the ruling party.”

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