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Liverpool prays for Mumbai blast victims

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July 20, 2006 13:41 IST

Civic and faith leaders of Liverpool held a candle light prayer at the Town Hall to remember victims of the July 11 bomb blasts in Mumbai.

Present on the occasion were the mayor of Liverpool, councillors Joan Lang and Warren Bradley, Dr Shiv Pande, secretary of the Indo-British Association (North) and several senior civic leaders.

A minute's silence was observed on Wednesday evening in memory of those who had lost their lives in the serial blasts.

Pande read out a message from Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall. In his message sent to President of India A P J Abdul Kalam, the Prince said, "It was with such a heavy heart that I learnt of yet more dreadful bombings across Mumbai, and of the incomprehensible grenade attacks in Kashmir."

"My wife joins me in expressing our profound grief and anguish at the appalling aberrations in the modern world which produce such cruel and mindless carnage. Our hearts go out to you, Mr President, and to the people of India, but most particularly to those who have been directly affected by such inhuman and deplorable outrages."

In his message, Kamalesh Sharma, High Commissioner for India, said, "The people of India are determined not to let such challenges dismay us or our unity and this resolve to conduct the nation's business as usual has been demonstrated on this occasion as well."

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