Anti-Terrorism Day

IMPHAL, May 21: Observing the Anti-Terrorism Day, the Congress party has pledged to stand firm against all forms of terrorism. As in the previous years, the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) observed the 33rd death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as Anti-Terrorism Day at Congress Bhavan here today.
Speaking on the occasion, former Chief Minister and CLP leader Okram Ibobi recalled how Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in the most vicious manner. A suicide bomber killed the former Prime Minister by pretending to be garlanding him, Ibobi said. Every year the people of India and the world observe the death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi as Anti-Terrorism Day, he said.
When Rajiv Gandhi was serving as the Prime Minister of India, he formulated a number of foreign policies all aimed at fostering friendly relationships with all the neighbouring countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Nepal.