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Shocked and Angry Mumbai Mourns Victims of Terror
The bomb blasts that ripped through three locations in Mumbai on July 13 have once again shown how vulnerable the premier commercial city of the country is. Though time and again the denizens of Mumbai have endured, picked up the threads and carried on with resilience and fortitude, it is clear to everyone concerned that stringent steps need to be taken to prevent such attacks in the future. Diamond World condoles the loss of life, limb and property of the victims of the blasts.
By: Diamond World News Service
Aug 18 2011 3:00PM
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The Surat Diamond Association, FICCI, and the Bombay Bullion Association also condemned the attacks, and urged the government to find a solution to prevent such attacks from taking place in the future. The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) was quick to come forward to offer both condolences and support as well. Its President Avi Paz sent a message to Anoop Mehta, President of the Bharat Diamond Bourse in which he wrote, “We were shocked to hear about the terrorist bombing attacks that hit Mumbai yesterday that claimed the lives of so many innocent people, some of them members of the diamond business community in Mumbai. On behalf of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses and its affiliated member bourses, I extend our organisation’s sincere condolences to the families of the victims and send our best wishes for speedy recovery to the wounded.”

The various Indian associations are working together with the authorities to improve security in the two areas. For Zaveri Bazaar, the target of a third attack, it has been an especially traumatic time, and one which has left the people of the area feeling vulnerable.

“We are asking the police and other concerned authorities to take some immediate measures to strengthen security and are willing to fully co-operate with them,” said Sanjay Kothari, Vice Chairman GJEPC. “These will involve setting up CCTV cameras in the area. We would also like to make it a no-hawking zone.”

Kothari added, “One of the long term solutions to ensure greater security for the diamond trade is to move to the BDB complex in Bandra.”

While these measures might provide some deterrence, they remain limited in extent as well as scope, as they cannot cover the entire city. For Mumbai’s greater and overall security, it will have to be the governments and various bodies – both central and state – which will have to put in place necessary measures like stronger and better intelligence gathering networks and policing systems to safeguard the nerve-centre of finance and commerce from these senseless, continuous and recurrent attacks.

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