The Lok Sabha on Monday condoled the killing of 14 civilians in the recent attack that took place in Kokrajhar, Assam.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan read out a brief statement describing the actions of the wrongdoers as an act of “cowardice” as soon as the Lower House assembled to resume its session after the weekend break.
The House stood in silence for a while as a mark of respect for the departed souls, in what can be termed as the fierce attack.
In the worst terror attack in Assam since 2014, gunmen in military fatigues opened fire at a crowded market in Kokrajhar town on Friday, killing 14 civilians.
One of the attackers was also killed after an Army patrol party fired back.
Authorities in the state have blamed the anti-talks faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) led by I.K. Songbijit, who carries a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head, for the massacre.