Staff Correspondent

DEHRA DUN: The Uttarakhand Martyrs’ Memorial at Rampur Tiraha in Muzaffarnagar will be developed as a centre for greater cooperation between Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh as it was here that the people of Muzaffarnagar had provided the much needed shelter and support to Uttarakhand activists who were being hounded by certain policemen of Uttar Pradesh on the night of October 1-2, 1994.

Announcing this at a function to pay homage to the martyrs at Rampur Tiraha on Tuesday, Chief Minister B. C. Khanduri said that he had noted the points raised by activists and local leaders and would do his best to develop the area as a befitting homage to the martyrs. He announced that the State Government would now become a party in the cases pertaining to the Rampur Tiraha atrocities and try to get the officials concerned prosecuted. Sushila Baluni, one of the leading activists of the Uttarakhand agitation, hoped that the Khanduri Government would be able to fulfil the dreams of the martyrs by ushering in need-based development in the State. The Minister for Disaster Management and Uttarakhand Kranti Dal MLA, Diwaker Bhatt said his party was sharing power in the State to deliver justice to the remotest village.