The Association of the Victims of Uphaar Tragedy, which was founded after the Uphaar fire tragedy on June 13, 1997, said, “It is disappointing that the Ministry of Home Affairs has written to the Delhi Lieutenant Governor to withdraw the notification”.
Like every year, a prayer meeting was held at Smriti Upavan in Green Park by the grieving families of the victims Wednesday. Photos of all 59 victims were pinned, floral tributes were paid and a havan was organised by the Association of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy.
Neelam Krishnamoorthy had gone to the court for attending the trial proceedings in the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy case. The accused were charged for passing lewd remarks against her and clicking her photographs.
In a big relief for industrialists Gopal and Sushil Ansal, the Supreme Court on Wednesday let the brothers walk free without any further jail term in the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy, which had claimed 59 lives and left more than a hundred injured.