July 11, 2006
Indian Muslim Council-USA, an advocacy group working toward safeguarding Indian society’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, condemned the multiple bomb blasts in Mumbai, India on July 11, 2006.
According to initial news reports received on July 11, 2006, more than 100 innocent lives were lost when multiple bomb explosions hit Bombay’s busy commuter rail network during busy rush hour.
Dr. Shaik Ubaid, President of IMC-USA said, "We condemn these heinous crimes. The perpetrators are not only just enemies of India but enemies of humanity. We are always deeply pained by such senseless acts of violence. We call on the Indian government to arrest the perpetrators of this terrorist act and swiftly bring them to justice and seek maximum penalty under the law. We are confident that Indian government will not let these bombings be exploited by those political parties and religious groups that do not believe in pluralism and secular democracy. We stand in sympathy with the families and friends of those who lost their lives and call on all Indians to join together and condemn this violence against innocent civilians."
Since it’s launch on the anniversary of India’s independence day, August 15th, 2002, IMC-USA has been actively promoting values of pluralism and tolerance amongst the Indian Diaspora in the United States.
Indian Muslim Council-USA
265 Sunrise Highway,
1-355 Rockville Center, NY 11570
Contact: Shaik Ubaid
Telephone: (516) 567-0783