Indian bishops urge ‘utmost firmness’ in dealing with terrorism
July 15, 2011
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has issued a statement condemning the July 13 Mumbai (Bombay) bomb attacks that killed 21 and injured over 130.
After “expressing their deep anguish at the dastardly act,” the bishops stated that
Mumbai, unfortunately, has again been a victim of mindless violence at the hands of awfully misguided elements and this must be fought with all resolve on our side. And we believe that it is a time when the whole country needs to be united to take on terrorism with utmost firmness. United in the spirit of brotherhood, we will be able to overcome the powers that seek to destabilize our country.
“We appeal to the Government to do all within its powers to deal firmly with those lawless elements behind this heinous crime,” the bishops added. “We also appeal to all sections of society to work together to thwart the nefarious designs of criminal groups and originations that have caused much damage to the social peace and amity.”
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- 13 July 2011 Mumbai bombings (Wikipedia)
- Mumbai: Cardinal Gracias joins in mourning after bombing attack (CWN, 7/13)