UNSC condemns Delhi attack; vows to combat terror

September 8th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS  

United Nations, Sep 8 (IANS) The UN Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Delhi and reiterated its determination to combat all forms of terrorism in accordance with the UN charter.

At least 11 people were killed and 91 injured when a powerful bomb concealed in a briefcase exploded at a crowded gate of the Delhi High Court Wednesday morning.

The explosion occurred around 10.15 a.m. when about 300 visitors were crowding a gate for passes to enter the complex.

Members of the top UN decision-making body “expressed their deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the victims of this heinous act and to their families, and to the people and government of India”, the Security Council said in a statement.

The members “reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed”.

They “reiterated their determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations”, the statement said.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also voiced strong condemnation of the bomb attack in the Indian capital and expressed “solidarity with the government and people of India”.

A statement issued from the UN chief’s office said: “The secretary-general strongly condemns the bomb attack at the High Court in New Delhi.”

“The secretary-general reiterates his firm stance that there is no justification for indiscriminate violence against civilians.”

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