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US speaker presents Michigan memorial on Mumbai terror attack

world Updated: Jun 10, 2009 11:04 IST

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has presented on the floor a memorial of the resolution passed by the Michigan House of Representatives of Michigan condemning the Mumbai terrorist attack.

The memorial has been sent to the House Committee on Financial Services. Nancy presented it to the House yesterday.

The Michigan House of Representatives had unanimously passed a resolution on April 1 expressing support for the people of India following the terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

Sponsored by Marty Knollenberg, the resolution called on President Barack Obama and the US Congress to work with Indian authorities in both humanitarian and strategic capacities.

"This legislation shows our solidarity and sympathy to the Indian people and the Indian-American people, and to urge President Obama and Congress to do all they can to provide assistance," Knollenberg said.

"No nation is immune to the threat from terrorism, and it will take innovation and coordination among peace-loving nations to protect our borders and stop terrorism," the Michigan lawmaker said after the resolution was passed.

Following Mumbai terrorist attack, which killed more than 180 people including six American nationals, several US State Legislators have passed resolution condemning the terrorist attack carried out by Pakistan-based terror outfits.

Besides the US House of Representatives and the Senate, the resolutions have been passed among others by New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania State legislatures.