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Indian Americans asked to mobilise support against Pak

india Updated: Feb 16, 2010 08:42 IST

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) on Tuesday asked the Indian-American community to mobilize Congressional support against Pakistan if investigation into Pune terrorist attack establishes a Pakistani link.

"If a Pakistan connection is linked to this latest attack in Pune, we will urge the Indian American community to
mobilise their Congressional representatives and have them speak out forcefully against this blatant act of terrorism,"
the HAF, an advocacy group providing a progressive voice for over two million Hindu Americans, said in a statement.

"Saturday marked a day of violence, but it also marked a day of unshakable resolve for us to combat both the ideology
and actions of those who seek to harm innocent civilians through acts of terrorism," said Dr Mihir Meghani, HAF
president.

"The terrorist actions in Pune at a German bakery, next to a Jewish spiritual retreat, were meant to disrupt India's
tourism sector and cast a cloud on India's standing as a rising global economic power," Dr Meghani said.

Confident that the Indian Government will investigate this terrorist attack and bring the perpetrators to justice,
the HAF supported New Delhi's latest initiation of a constructive dialogue with Pakistan during these turbulent
times.

"However, Pakistan has a long record of overtly supporting terrorist acts in India that are planned and funded within its borders and supported as governmental policy," the HAF said.