26 November 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11956

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS RASH OF SHOOTINGS, BLASTS IN MUMBAI; SAYS

 

NO GRIEVANCE CAN JUSTIFY INDISCRIMINATE ATTACKS AGAINST CIVILIANS

 


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General condemns the rash of shootings and blasts in Mumbai today, which killed and wounded a large number of people.  Such violence is totally unacceptable.  The Secretary-General reiterates his conviction that no cause or grievance can justify indiscriminate attacks against civilians.  He calls for the perpetrators to be brought to justice swiftly.


The Secretary-General sends his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and the wounded and expresses his solidarity with the people and Government of India.


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