Governor appeals for peace as terrorists strike Mumbai

November 27th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor S.C. Jamir Thursday condemned what he called the worst ever attack on Mumbai and appealed to people to maintain peace after terrorists killed 101 people and injured at least 250 at prominent landmarks in the city. “This is the worst ever attack on Mumbai, which is the financial capital of India. The city has a cosmopolitan character and is one of the most peaceful cities in the country,” the governor said in a statement even as terrorists continued to hold people hostage in two hotels here.

He expressed anguish for the innocent victims and the police officers who died while discharging their duty.

Jamir also expressed the state government’s “strong resolve” to bring the terrorists to justice at the earliest.

He appealed to the people of Maharashtra “to maintain peace and solidarity in this hour of crisis for the nation”.

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