Religious prayers in UK to remember Mumbai terror victims
Multi-religious prayers were held in different parts of the UK in the memory of the victims of the Mumbai terror attacks, which killed nearly 200 people.world Updated: Dec 08, 2008 09:11 IST
Multi-religious prayers were held in different parts of the UK in the memory of the victims of the Mumbai terror attacks, which killed nearly 200 people.
"Our prayers go out to family members of those who were caught up in these attacks and either died or seriously injured," said Dr Shiv Pande, MBE, Honorary Secretary, Indo-British Association (North), who organised a prayer meeting in Liverpool.
He described the Mumbai multiple terror attacks as "inhumane, devastating, diabolical and an act against humanity".
Pande said: "The horrific attacks in Mumbai, like a number of recent overseas conflicts and attacks, have an impact on communities in the countries where they take place but also far beyond their shores - including people and communities in the UK with links of family and faith."
Liverpool's Lord Mayor, Councillor Steven Rotheram, said: "This was a despicable act of terrorism designed to cause the maximum amount of fear for tourists and ordinary people of India".
He said everyone who saw the television reports would fully understand the horror of people caught up in this event at several sites in India's financial capital.
"This event (function) is Liverpool's way of showing support to the people of Mumbai," Rotheram stressed.
A vigil was held in Nottingham in memory of the victims of the terror attacks in Mumbai.
The Nottingham Inter faith council held the tribute at the city's Old Market Square on Saturday afternoon.
The Faith Council in Nottingham also supported the peaceful vigil, expressing its solidarity against the violence and all acts of terrorism.
Earlier candle light vigils were held at several places in London including one in front of the India House, in memory of the victims of Mumbai terror attacks.