American Jewish Council writes to Manmohan on Mumbai attack

November 28th, 2008 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghNew York, Nov 28 (IANS) Expressing outrage at the Mumbai terrorist attacks, the American Jewish Council (AJC) has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, expressing the community’s solidarity with India. “We strongly condemn these senseless and cowardly attacks and stand in solidarity with the people and the government of India at this time, as we have long stood with India and its sister democracies in the struggle against hatred and violence,” the AJC said in the letter to the prime minister.

“As this tragedy is still unfolding, we understand that a number of people are being held hostage, and we join you in hoping for their safe and quick release,” the AJC said.

The AJC is the apex body of the influential Jewish community in the US.

The letter is signed by its president Richard J. Sideman and executive director David A. Harris.

A long-term supporter of enhanced US-Indian cooperation, AJC expressed deepest condolences for the lives lost in the terror attack and said it was outraged over the scale and brazenness of these assaults.

A group of terrorists Wednesday night struck at 10 places in Mumbai, including the Nariman House, also known as Chabad House and headquarters of a Jewish movement, where they had taken eight people hostage. These included a rabbi and his wife.

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