Indian Muslim Council-USA condemns explosions in south Mumbai

August 25th, 2003

Contact: Rasheed Ahmed
Telephone: (708) 466-0244

Indian Muslim Council-USA, a Washington based advocacy group working toward safeguarding Indian society’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, condemned the multiple bomb blasts in Mumbai, India on August 25, 2003.

According to news reports received on August 25, 2003, more than 45 innocent lives were lost when multiple bomb explosions rocked India’s financial capital, Mumbai.

Rasheed Ahmed, Vice-President of IMC-USA said, “We are always deeply pained by such senseless acts of violence. We call
on the Indian government to arrest the perpetrators of this heinous act and swiftly bring them to justice and seek maximum
penalty under the law. We are confident that Indian government will not let the violence escalate to avoid further loss of
life and civility. 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 all violence against innocent civilians.”

Since it was founded on the independence day, August 15th, 2002, IMC-USA has been actively promoting values of pluralism and tolernce amongst
the Indian Diaspora in the United States.

Indian Muslim Council-USA
265 Sunrise Highway,
1-355 Rockville Center, NY 11570
E mail:info@imc-usa.org
web:www.imc-usa.org

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