President, PM condemn terror strike in Bodh Gaya

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 07 July 2013, 12:40 PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday strongly condemned the terror strike on the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya and said such attacks on religious places will "never be tolerated".

 "The Prime Minister has strongly condemned the blasts in around the sacred Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya. He has said that our composite culture and traditions teach us respect for all religions and such attacks on religious places will never be tolerated," a Prime Minister's Office release said here.

The Prime Minister also wished speedy recovery to the people injured in the attack. Nine serial blasts took place inside and outside the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya early this morning in which two people were injured.

Congress General Secretary and communication department in-charge Ajay Maken said, "We condemn this horrific incident in Bodh Gaya. I urge the state government and other agenciesto bring the guilty to justice as soon as possible. We alsowish speedy recovery to all the injured." 

President Pranab Mukherjee also condemned the serial blasts at Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya as a senseless act of violence to target innocent pilgrims.

Expressing deep anguish over the blasts, he said it was a "senseless act of violence targeting innocent pilgrims and monks who had gathered to worship at this temple dedicated to the great apostle of peace - Gautam Buddha".

In a statement, the President hoped for the speedy recovery of those injured in the blasts. Asking people to maintain calm and restraint, he asked them to cooperate with the authorities in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

First Published: Sunday, July 07, 2013 12:25 PM
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