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Motion on Delhi blasts placed in UK parliament

Asserting that "an assault on one democracy is attack on all," a prominent Labour party MP has tabled an Early Day Motion in the British parliament to express grief over the Saturday's bomb blasts in Delhi.

india Updated: Nov 03, 2005 02:30 IST

Asserting that "an assault on one democracy is attack on all," a prominent Labour party MP has tabled an Early Day Motion in the British parliament to express grief over the Saturday's bomb blasts in Delhi.

"This House offers its deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of those slain in the brutal and indiscriminate terrorist outrages perpetrated in Delhi on 29th October," the Motion tabled by Stephen Pound, the Chairman of the Labour Friends of India, said.

The Motion "proposes swift and effective response of local and national agencies, recognizes strength and resilience of the Indian people and notes that an assault on one democracy is an attack on all".

"My parliamentary colleagues and I received many messages of support when London was attacked in July this year, and a lot of these came as emails from people in India who stood by us in our hour of need," Pound said in a statement on Wednesday.

He said it is time to reciprocate and stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of India. "We grieve for those who have perished in this episode of violence and renew our commitment to rid this world of the scourge of terrorism".

The underlying strength of this relationship is the and relationship between people of India and Britain. "As British parliamentarians, we offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to the relatives and friends of those slain on the 29th on behalf of British people," he said.

Early Day Motions on important issues are accepted without discussion by the House of Commons.