Mumbai terror attack: Spanish Congress president expresses solidarity with India

April 21st, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Madrid (Spain), Apr.21 (ANI): Jose Bono, the President of the Spanish Congress, on Tuesday, expressed solidarity and sympathy with the people of India over the terror attack that struck Mumbai in November last year, claiming 179 lives and injuring more than 300.

Addressing a packed house here on the occasion of the first visit of an Indian President to Spain, Bono said: “Both countries suffered the horror of the terrorism. We have cried together for its horrible consequences, and even today, it is time to express our most profound solidarity with the Indian people for the attacks of November last in Mumbai.”

“There is no good terrorism. There is no cause, however noble, that is not stained the moment it is touched by a terrorist hand. We have endured the pain caused but, we will never accept terrorist threats encouraged by those who defend the myth of being unique, better and different within the core of humanity, which luckily each time it is more mixed. In this matter there is no place for doubt. An enemy worse than the guns and bombs of the terrorists it is the indifference of those who look away when terrorism is being spoken about,” he added.

Meanwhile, on the second day of her stay in Spain, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia accorded President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil a warm ceremonial welcome at the El Parado Royal Palace in Madrid.

Patil was accorded a guard of honor with a 21-gun salute. (ANI)

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