PM condemns ’senseless’ Oslo violence

July 25th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Asking the world to unite against “all forms of extremism”, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday wrote to his Norwegian counterpart Jens Stoltenberg saying that the “senseless” Oslo violence was “a grim reminder of the threat that extremist violence posed to open and democratic societies”.

“These incidents have shocked us and we condemn them,” said Manmohan Singh.

“They are a sad and grim reminder of the threat that extremist violence poses to open and democratic societies like Norway and India, and the need for all of us to unite in combating all forms of extremism,” he said.

“I would like to assure you and the people of Norway of India’s solidarity and support at this tragic hour,” he wrote.

“Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and condolences which I also request you to convey to the families of the bereaved,” he added.

Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old Norwegian far-right Christian activist, Friday showered bullets on a youth camp and triggered a bomb attack in government offices, including of the prime minister, in Oslo, resulting in the deaths of at least 93 people and injuries to 96.

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