The RSS expresses shock and anguish over the dastardly attack of the terrorists in Mumbai city that killed over 100 people including a number of policemen. The magnitude of the attack?number of terrorists, huge quantity of weapons that they were carrying and the brazenness with which they attacked a number of prime locations in the city?clearly indicates that the terrorists have launched not just an attack but a war on the nation. It is clear that the intention of the terrorists is to destroy peace, harmony and morale of our nation. The RSS has always stood firmly against all those who have been the enemies of our national unity, democracy and civilisation. At this hour of crises I extend wholehearted support to the government and the agencies and call upon the entire nation to rise as one man and destroy the nefarious designs of the terrorists.
I urge the Swayamsevaks to continue their efforts to rescue hundreds injured or otherwise affected by this terror attack. I also ask them to maintain utmost vigil to ensure that nothing that would hamper the efforts of the government and the agencies would be allowed to take place anywhere in the country.
I pay tearful homage to all those people who have lost their lives in this barbarous terrorist attack. I salute the brave security personnel, including senior officers like Shri Hemant Karkare, Shri Vijay Salaskar, Shri Ashok Kamte, who have laid down their lives valiantly defending our nation.