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December 8, 2010, Washington D.C: The U.S. India Political Action Committee strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Varanasi Tuesday evening, that killed one infant and injured more than 30 people including five foreigners. The attack is claimed to have been carried out by the Indian Mujahideen in protest against the recent Babri Masjid land suit verdict by an Indian High Court.

 


USINPAC Chairman, Sanjay Puri extended his sympathy towards the victims and said, “Terrorists targeting India have once again struck at one of the most popular tourist destinations  in India, continuing the pattern that has emerged since the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. We condemn this cowardly action that killed an innocent infant in the holy city of Varanasi, and continue to stand firmly with the Indian and U.S. government in fighting against terrorism in both countries. We hope that the perpetrators of this attack are swiftly brought to justice.” Mr. Puri also urged the Indian government to increase vigilance at other tourist destinations in India, and hoped that the U.S. and India would further improve counter-terrorism cooperation.

 

About USINPAC: USINPAC is a bipartisan organization and the voice of 2.7 million Indian-Americans. It works to impact policy on issues of concern to the Indian-American community in the United States. USINPAC also provides bipartisan support to candidates for federal, state and local office who support the issues that are important to the Indian-American community. For more information go to http://www.usinpac.com

 

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