Pamplona (EFE).- The homage to the victims of terrorism and the appeal to the reflection of those who exercised or could cover the violence has been present in the act organized by the Government of Navarra on the occasion of 11-M.
The need for those who used violence or who were able to cover it to make a comprehensive ethical reflection public has been underlined in this act, in which the victims of terrorism have been honored and any action that violates their dignity and memory has been rejected.
The Plaza de la Constitución in Pamplona next to the monument to the victims of terrorism has hosted the act in which a minute of silence has been observed in memory of the people killed and in solidarity with those who were injured, as well as their families.
Representatives of the main institutions, headed by the President of the Government, the President of Parliament and the Government delegate, attended the tribute. Members of all parliamentary groups have also attended, except Navarra Suma (UPN, PP and Cs), senators, councilors, the president of the Navarre Federation of Municipalities and Councils, the Ombudsman and commanders of the Foral Police, Civil Guard, National Police and Army, among other personalities.
The AVT delegate in Navarra, Vicente Pigueiras, also attended, as is usual in this institutional call, but not other entities such as the Navarra Association of Victims of ETA Terrorism (Anvite) and the Tomás Caballero Foundation, which have summoned his own tribute at noon in that same place.
White flowers and wreaths in honor of the victims
After the reading of an institutional declaration, in Spanish by President María Chivite and in Basque by the Minister for Citizen Relations, Ana Ollo, the people present made a wreath in front of the monument. One by one they have been placing roses, carnations and white dahlias and the representatives of the Security Forces and Bodies two crowns.
In his statement, the Executive stated that the terrorist violence, practiced for decades by ETA and other terrorist organizations such as the GAL, those linked to the extreme right, the extreme left or jihadism, in addition to being unfair and illegitimate, supposes “a maximum violation of human rights constituting a serious threat to democracy and coexistence”.
After declaring his commitment to rejecting and outright condemning terrorism and the use of violence in defense of any idea or project, he shows his “unequivocal commitment to defending the right of all victims to truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-repetition”.
The Foral Community has suffered for many years and especially intensely from ETA terrorism, recalls the manifesto.
In it, the Government values ”the positive steps that have been taken to recognize this reality”, but considers it “absolutely necessary that those who used violence or who could give it social and political coverage make a comprehensive ethical reflection public.”
Commitment to peace, coexistence, dialogue and respect
Faced with “terrorism, which is something terribly unfair and undemocratic due to the pain and suffering it generates”, a response “based on peace, coexistence, dialogue and respect that deepens democratic values” is advocated.
The support and solidarity with the victims to make effective their rights to the truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-repetition is included in the declaration. The text also proposes to promote that the new generations know the horror of the practice of terrorism, promoting empathy with the victims, within the framework of the different educational programs already underway.