July 13, 2011, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) expresses outrage at the serial bomb blasts in Mumbai today, and extends its sympathies to the victims and next of kin of those injured or killed in the blast. Three blasts occurred in quick succession in Dadar, Zaveri Bazar and Opera House areas of Mumbai killing at least eight people and injuring more than 70 people when the last reports came in.
These blasts bring back memories of the 26/11 terrorist attacks only a couple of years ago that killed about 166 people. Today’s blasts are also suspected to be terrorist attacks, though no group has been taken responsibility for the same. All states in India and security agencies have been put on high alert.
USINPAC Chairman Mr. Sanjay Puri condemned the attack and said, “We extend our deepest sympathies to the victims of the Mumbai serial blasts and hope that the perpetrators are swiftly apprehended. We also salute the resilience of Indians in the face of such repeatedly attacks on Indian soil.”
USINPAC has always condemned such terrorist attacks on innocent civilians and maintained that the international community should work together in rooting out such militant elements and attitudes. USINPAC has also been working with U.S. and Indian policymakers on finding solutions to eliminate the root causes of terrorism and would continue to work with them hereafter.
About USINPAC: The U.S India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is a bi-partisan non-profit 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 US. We also provide 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 visit us at http://www.usinpac.com.
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