Dehradun: Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Saturday expressed the state government's commitment towards the welfare of those who fought for Uttarakhand, saying their role in the creation of a separate state cannot be forgotten.

Paying tribute to the victims of Khatima and Mussoorie firing incidents which took place on this day when movement for statehood to Uttarakhand was at its peak, Bahuguna said his government would ensure that the welfare of their kin is taken care of.

Turning the vision of those who dreamt and fought for Uttarakhand into a reality by speeding up development is the government's priority, he said.

Eleven people had been killed in the twin firing incidents at Khatima and Mussoorie in 1994.


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