|Council of Indian Muslims (UK)
CIM DEPLORES TERRORISM IN BOMBAY
London, 25 August, 2003:
The Council of Indian Muslims - UK (CIM) has strongly condemned two blasts in Bombay in which a number of people are reported killed and several injured.
In a statement issued today CIM's Chairman Munaf Zeena said, "These are cowardly acts and whoever is behind the killing of innocent people is a blot on humanity."
"We urge the Indian administration and the Indian intelligence agencies not to try to find scapegoats which have, unfortunately, been practiced in the past and have only helped in creating suspicions and fear"
He added "Central government must take the initiatives in tackling those who incite hate to create divisions among communities for personal or political gains. To create an environment in which people can live without fear and work together in peace and harmony, it must clamp down on the use of vulgar and racist language used against minority communities in India"
Mr Zeena further said, "While strict measurers must be taken to check and foil the plans of the enemies of humanity, fair and impartial investigation must be conducted and the perpetrators be punished without delay."
Mr Zeena offered condolences to the families of those who have lost their precious lives. He prayed to the Almighty to give all the communities the strength to control their emotions and show perseverance at such a time of grief and emotional test.
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