The National Federation of Indian American Associations (NFIA),
an umbrella organization representing over 2 million Americans of Indian
origin, in a resolution approved by its Executive Committee, strongly condemns
the two car bombs blasts in the crowded
areas of the metropolis Mumbai in quick succession on August 25, killing 45
innocent people and injuring over 150.
“It is a cowardly act of
deranged men that takes the life of innocent people, for which there is
absolutely no excuse,” said Niraj Baxi,
the NFIA president. “ NFIA condemns all forms of violence that takes the
life of innocent victims,” emphasized Baxi. The terrorists who committed this
heinous crime must be apprehended and brought to justice as soon as possible,
According to news reports, the bombs
hidden in the boots of two taxis went off in five minutes interval at ZaveriBazar, famous jewelry
market in South Mumbai at and at the parking lot of Gateway of India in the
heart of the city during the lunch hour rush triggering tension in the
commercial hub of the country. It appears to be a coordinated act of
NFIA also urges people of India, who have suffered a lot at the hands of
terrorists to remain calm and peaceful and not to react to senseless violence.
Let the police do its work in capturing and punishing the criminals. Killing
innocent people in the name of revenge will only fuel these barbarous actions.
“Terrorism, no matter
where in the world it occurs or in what format it occurs, must be strongly
condemned by all civilized people who should join their efforts to fight these
terrorist act,” emphasized Rajen Anand,
the NFIA President-elect. “The NFIA sends it condolences to the families of all
victims and prays for peace in the nation,” added Anand.