Washington D.C. (Vocus) November 30, 2010
The US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) remembers the victims of 26/11 on the second anniversary on the three day terror attack that killed more than 170 people in Mumbai. USINPAC also calls for swift and definitive action against the perpetrators of the attacks which also killed six Americans.
USINPAC had been at the forefront of coordinating the Indian-American community’s response, and working with the U.S. Congress to condemn the attacks and work with the Indian government on counter-terrorism efforts in South Asia. USINPAC also presented a petition to the U.S. Congress signed by Indian-Americans across the country calling upon Congress to cut aid to Pakistan if it did not shut down the terror camps operating within its territory.
Sanjay Puri, USINPAC Chairman, paid respect to the memory of the victims and martyrs of 26/11 and said, “The Mumbai attacks forced the world to take note of the cross-border terrorism that India has been victim of for years. It brought forth the reality of terror outfits and safe havens in Pakistan and the dangers they pose for the region and the world as a whole. It brought home the tragedy to us since some of the victims were Americans. We will continue to work with the U.S. Congress to increase cooperation with India on counter-terrorism strategies. ”
USINPAC is a bipartisan organization and the voice of 2.7 million Indian-Americans. It works to impact policy on issues of concern to the Indian-American community in the United States. USINPAC also provides bipartisan support to candidates for federal, state and local office who support the issues that are important to the Indian-American community. For more information go to http://www.usinpac.com.
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