Dharamsala, HP, India, 28 November 208 (tibet.net) - His Holiness expressed "deep shock and sadness over the Mumbai terrorist attack that has resulted in the loss of many precious lives and injury of many others" in a letter addressed to the prime minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, dated 27 November 2008. The attacks occurred at around 9 pm on the 26th of November in major hotels and railway stations in the city of mumbai. The scale of the attacks were unprecedented in the history of India. The officials of CTA congregated to offer prayers and mourn the death of the victims.
The following is the original transcription from the office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
27 November 2008
His Excellency Dr. Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister of the Republic of India
Prime Minister's Office
I am deeply saddened and shocked by the series of deadly attacks in different parts of Mumbai that has resulted in the loss of many precious lives and injury to many others since last night. I would like to convey my deep condolences to you and through you to the members of the bereaved families as well as to all those affected by these dastard acts.
I have always admired the resilience of the people of India and have no doubt that they will not be deterred by such anti-human activities. I would like to reiterate my solidarity with the Indian people, particularly the people of Mumbai, as you confront the menace of terrorism and violence.
With my prayers,
The Dalai Lama