Khurshid writes to Clinton, condemns school killings
New Delhi; External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has written to his US counterpart Hillary Clinton, condemning the killings at an elementary school in Connecticut and expressed solidarity with American people, who are trying to come to terms with the “act of complete senselessness”.
“I was deeply saddened to learn the terrible news of the shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut. The killing of children is a particularly abhorrent act; one which leaves the whole world diminished,” he said in the letter.
26 people including 20 children were killed when a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Connecticut on Friday.
The gunman had also killed his mother at her apartment before going on the shooting spree at the school, from where his body was found later.
“As you and the American people try to come to terms with this act of complete senselessness, and to address the trauma caused by it, I want you to know that the Government and people of India share your grief and prayers for consolation,” Khurshid said.
Please accept my personal sympathy and solidarity, and that of the people of India for the friendly people of the United States”, he added.