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President Kalam condemns UP blasts
Onkar Singh in New Delhi |
March 08, 2006 00:11 IST
President of India A P J Abdul Kalam has condemned the blasts in Sankat Mochan temple in Varanasi and has appealed to the people maintain calm and harmony.
"President Kalam has condemned the blasts and condoled the death of 12 persons who were killed in the incident. He has also wished a speedy recovery for the persons injured," S M Khan, press secretary to the President said.
Blasts rock Varanasi
Meanwhile the Delhi police have tightened the security cover around all the major temples and other religious places in the city.
"We have put our forces on high alert and adequate security cover would be provided to all the religious places including the temples," said a senior Delhi police official.
Amongst the places whose security cover has be enhanced include Laxmi Narain Mandir also known as Birla Mandir, Swami Narain Temple.According to intelligence officials the tip off about a possible attack on the Varanasi temples had been passed on to the Uttar Pradesh police particularly after attack on the Ayodhya in July 2005.