02/10/2001
Press Release
SG/SM/7978



SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS TERRORIST SUICIDE BOMBING IN KASHMIR


The following statement on Kashmir was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:


The Secretary-General utterly condemns the terrorist suicide bombing that occurred yesterday in Srinagar in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir.  He expresses his condolences to the bereaved families.


This act of senseless violence underscores the need to eradicate terrorism from whatever quarter.  The Secretary-General recalls the unanimous adoption of Security Council resolution 1373 (2001) which decided, among other things, that all States shall refrain from providing any form of support, active or passive, to terrorist groups.  This tragic incident once again underlines the need for a political solution to the long-standing dispute over Kashmir.


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