Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release
On October 30, 2005 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed outrage over the bomb blasts in New Delhi, India last night that have already killed 61 people and injured hundreds. Timed to precede the Hindu festival of Deepavali (Diwali), one of the most important festivals for Hindus worldwide, the bombs claimed shoppers that filled the streets and popular markets. An Islamist terrorist group operating in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has claimed responsibility, while an Al-Qaeda connection is also suspected. The Government of Pakistan has admitted logistical and material support to such terrorist outfits in the past. 'Terrorism focusing on Hindus, even as they celebrate their most joyous festival extolling the victory of good over evil, adds a horrific dimension to this tragedy,' said Aseem Shukla, M.D., member of the HAF Board of Directors. 'The timing of this blast, as India and Pakistan move to peace and as Hindus and Muslims help each other after the massive earthquake earlier this month, shows the utter inhumanity of those terrorists.'"