Ban Ki-moon voices solidarity with India

November 27th, 2008 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS  

New York, Nov 27 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned Wednesday’s series of terrorist attacks in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai and voiced his solidarity with the Indian government and its people.”Such violence is totally unacceptable,” Ban said in a statement Wednesday by his spokesperson on the “coordinated series of shootings and blasts by terrorists in Mumbai, which have killed or wounded scores of people in India’s commercial capital and largest city”.

“The secretary-general reiterates his conviction that no cause or grievance can justify indiscriminate attacks against civilians.”

Ban offered his sympathies to the families of the victims and the wounded and voiced his solidarity with India’s government and its people. He also called for the perpetrators of the attacks to be brought to justice.

India has been hit by many terrorist acts this year, including deadly explosions in the northeastern state of Assam last month and earlier attacks in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Jaipur and Delhi, the statement noted.

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