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PRESS STATEMENT - Evangelical Fellowship of India, New Delhi, India

December 13, 2001

The Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) strongly condemns the terrorists\' attack on our parliament today (13-12-2001). Our hearts go out to the valiant security personnel who laid down their lives protecting the lives of our elected representatives. What the terrorists did in the premises of the seat of Indian democracy is an attack on our nations integrity and the values we cherish. The terrorists should realize that the secular fabric of our nation cannot be weakened and our resolve to fight terrorism would be more resolute now that they have dared to unleash terror in the hallowed precinct of the Indian parliament.

The EFI comprising most protestant denominations and organizations in India in tune with its avowed objective of national unity expresses its unstinting support to the government of India in this hour of national outrage.

Rev. Richard Howell

General Secretary - EFI

EFI is a Charter Member of the World Evangelical Fellowship - an NGO in special consultative status with the Economic & Social Council of the United Nations