Obama calls PM,assures investigation

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday rang up Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convey his condolences over the shooting incident in the Wisconsin gurdwara

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:August 9, 2012 3:54 am

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday rang up Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convey his condolences over the shooting incident in the Wisconsin gurdwara in which six persons were killed. Obama ensured that the incident would be investigated,an official statement said.

The statement said Obama appreciated the contributions made by the Sikh community.

“The Prime Minister thanked President Obama for the support extended by the government and people of the United States of America. He hoped that measures would be taken to avoid recurrence of such incidents. He stressed that India and the US,as two pluralistic and open societies with respect for religious freedom,should continue to work against ideologies of violence and hatred,” the government statement said.

Obama had earlier described the incident as a case of “domestic terrorism”.

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