Guv, ex-CMs condemn Sri Lanka blasts

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 4/22/2019 2:01:12 PM

JAMMU, Apr 21: Governor Satya Pal Malik, former Chief Ministers Ghulam Nabi Azad, Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti Sunday strongly condemned the blasts in Sri Lanka.
In a message, Governor expressed shock and anguish over the serial blasts at Churches and Hotels in Sri Lanka in which innocent lives were lost, and many were injured. “We stand in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka,” he said.
Calling it a heinous act which attempts to spread fear and hatred, Governor said that the “whole world shall stand united in the fight against terrorism.”
Governor conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the families bereaved in this dastardly attack and wished speedy recovery to those injured.
National conference vice president and former chief minister Omar Abdullah and Peoples Democratic Party PDP president Mehbooba Mufti also condemned serial blasts in Sri Lanka that left over 207 people dead and 450 injured.
Mehbooba, President of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said the sole “purpose of these barbaric acts is to create panic and hatred amongst people.”
“Pained to hear about the horrific serial blasts in Sri Lanka. The sole purpose of these barbaric acts is to create panic & hatred amongst people. It would help not to draw conclusions by floating irresponsible & baseless theories,” Mehbooba wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
Reacting to the attacks, Omar, who is the Vice President of National Conference (NC), said it had been hoped that the end of the war with the Tamil Tigers would also see the end of terror attacks on the Emerald Isle but sadly that hope has been shattered today.
“Terrorism strikes #SriLanka again. It had been hoped that the end of the war with the Tamil Tigers would also see the end of terror attacks on the Emerald Isle but sadly that hope has been shattered today,” Omar tweeted.
“While condemning these horrible attacks, designed to cause massive loss of life on a day that was to be celebrated, my prayers for the deceased & injured as also for their loved ones. #SriLankaAttacks,” he added.
Multiple explosions hit three churches and two hotels this morning in and around the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo that left 185 people dead and 500 others injured amid Easter celebrations.

 

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