UN chief condemns Mumbai bombings
‘Any acts of terrorism are criminal and
United Nations: United Nation chief Ban Ki-moon has strongly
condemned the serial bomb blasts that rocked India’s financial hub of
Mumbai, killing at least 21 people and injuring over 100.
The Secretary-General (Ban) condemns the attacks that have killed and
injured many in Mumbai, said a statement from his office.
No cause or grievance can justify indiscriminate violence against
civilians. The Secretary-General expresses his solidarity with the
Government and people of India, and extends his sincere condolences to
the families of the victims, it added. The U.N. Security Council also
condemned in the strongest terms the bombings.
They expressed their deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the
victims of these heinous acts and to their families, and to the people
and Government of India. The members of the Security Council 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, a statement read by Peter Wittig, Germany’s ambassador
to the UN and current Council president, said.
Terror struck Mumbai last evening when three near simultaneous blasts
ripped through crowded areas in the city.
At least 21 people were killed and 141 injured.