Azad expresses grief over Mumbai terror strike

27 November 2008
The Daily Excelsior

Jammu: Expressing grief and shock over the Mumbai terror attacks by terrorists resulting into the deaths of about 100 innocent people, senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said that political parties should forget their differences and join the hands to defeat the scourge of terrorism. 'The people of Jammu and Kashmir have been suffering from the menace of terrorism since 1989 and they know its baneful impact on the states polity, economy and society,' he said. He said there are forces not only in J&K but in other parts of the country who want to disturb the nationís socio-religious and political equilibrium to further their nefarious and anti-humanity designs. Azad appealed to the people of the State to maintain calm so that they can rise to the occasion and neutralise the influence of such elements who have been taking recourse to violent methods. He said the peace was a pre-requisite to development of the people and hence they must come forward to isolate the undesirable elements.