Martin Luther III pays homage to Mumbai terror attack victims

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Mumbai, Feb 18 (ANI): US civil rights leader Martin Luther King III today pays homage to the victims of Mumbai terror attacks.

He observed silence for a minute as a token of respect for the victims.

"Mumbai is a great city and can overcome tragic circumstances which let us know that love and non-violence not only is the way but will survive eternally," he said.

Earlier, he said assaults like the Mumbai attacks were the fallout of what he termed as fundamentalist fanaticism.

"The terror carnage is an example of negative conflict and appealed to the world to take to a positive manner of tackling challenges of the 21st century," he added.

Prominent American civil right activists and lawmakers including John Lewis, Congressman Spencer Bachus, Andrew Young and legendary jazz musician and Grammy winner Herbie Hancock are part of the delegation.

The delegation is on a 12-day trip to India to retrace the steps of Martin Luther King Jr., who came to India to study Mahatma Gandhi.

The delegation will travel around major locations associated with Mahatma Gandhi.

The delegation will also visit Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad from where Mahatma Gandhi had started the 322 kilometers long salt march known as the """""""Dandi Yatra""""""" as a mark of protest against tax levied on salt by the British in 1930.

Martin Luther King Jr. had visited India between February 10 and March 10 in 1959, and the month-long tour to places associated with Mahatma Gandhi had left a positive impact for his crusade in the US. (ANI)

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