[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Indian Arrival Committee (IAC) says it will be holding an inter-faith service on Sunday, January 26, 2014 in commemoration of the sixth anniversary of the Lusignan massacre.
Six years ago, eleven innocent Guyanese – five children and six adults – were slaughtered on the morning of January 26, 2008 by merciless gunmen armed with shotguns and AK-47s.
According to the IAC, “The event on January 26, 2014, which will commence at 17:00 hrs (5:00 p.m.) at Tract “A” Lusignan (the place of the horrific crime), will be done in collaboration with the relatives of the slain victims, residents of Lusignan and the religious community. Tributes will be paid by the IAC, relatives, representatives of the three major religions and officials.”
The IAC says over the years it has worked with the relatives, residents of Lusignan and the religious community in commemorating this event in an effort to ensure that the memories of those whose lives were snuffed out would not fade into oblivion.
Many were affected by the massacre after gunmen invaded the homes of five Lusignan families and murdered Clarence Thomas, 48; Vanessa Thomas, 12; Ron Thomas, 11; Mohandan Goordat, 32; SeegopaulHarilall, 10; Seegobin Harilall, 4; Dhanwajie Ramsingh, 52; Seecharran Rooplall, 56; Raywattie Ramsingh, 11;Shazam Mohammed, 22; and Shaleem Baksh, 52. Several of the children who were murdered were found dead in their beds.