H.H. the Dalai Lama Extends His Condolence To Terrorist Attack Victims

November 28th 2008

Dharamsala, HP, India, 28 November 208 (tibet.net) - His Holiness expressed "deep shock and sadness over the Mumbai terrorist attack that has resulted in the loss of many precious lives and injury of many others" in a letter addressed to the prime minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, dated 27 November 2008.  The attacks occurred at around 9 pm on the 26th of November in major hotels and railway stations in the city of mumbai. The scale of the attacks were unprecedented in the history of India. The officials of CTA congregated to offer prayers and mourn the death of the victims.

 

The following is the original transcription from the office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. 

 

27 November 2008

His Excellency Dr. Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister of the Republic of India
Prime Minister's Office
New Delhi

Your Excellency,

I am deeply saddened and shocked by the series of deadly attacks in different parts of Mumbai that has resulted in the loss of many precious lives and injury to many others since last night. I would like to convey my deep condolences to you and through you to the members of the bereaved families as well as to all those affected by these dastard acts.

I have always admired the resilience of the people of India and have no doubt that they will not be deterred by such anti-human activities. I would like to reiterate my solidarity with the Indian people, particularly the people of Mumbai, as you confront the menace of terrorism and violence.

With my prayers,

Yours sincerely

The Dalai Lama

 

Latest News

One World, One Vision, One People
September 23rd 2014
New Delhi, India, 22 September 2014 - This morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was invited to speak at the Indian Habitat Centre by Rajeev Chandrasekhar MP and the Ashoka University. Mr Chandrasekhar is an independent member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament, representing Karnataka and Bangalore. The Ashoka University is a fully residential university whose founders believe that education should be holistic and liberal.

A Meeting of Diverse Spiritual Traditions in India - Second Day
September 21st 2014

A Meeting of Diverse Spiritual Traditions in India - First Day
September 20th 2014

Explaining Secular Ethics to the Indian Merchants’ Chamber and Its Ladies Wing
September 18th 2014

Tata Institute of Social Sciences - Convocation
September 17th 2014

Explore