Baird Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attack in India

May 26, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada strongly condemns yesterday’s attack on a convoy of cars carrying local leaders and supporters of India’s ruling Congress party in the country’s east, killing at least 28 people and wounding many others.

“This violent extremism is despicable and is a stark reminder of the grave threat that terrorism poses to the people of India and the region. We expect that the perpetrators of this horrendous attack will be brought to justice.

“Canada stands with the people of India as they work tirelessly to defend and advance the cause of democracy in South Asia and around the world.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my deepest sympathies to the victims’ families and friends, and I wish a swift recovery to the injured.”

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