India concerned over developments in Egypt, hopes for peaceful resolution

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New Delhi, Jan 30(ANI): India on Sunday said that it was concerned over the violent anti-government protests in Egypt.

"We are closely following with concern, the developments in Egypt. India has traditionally enjoyed close and friendly relations," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vishnu Prakash said.

We hope for an early and peaceful resolution of the situation without further violence and loss of lives," he added.

Massive protests are being staged across Egypt, calling for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.

Refusing to give in to a popular demand to resign, Mubarak has promised to replace ministers in his government.

The Egyptian Government is trying to quiet the message in an otherwise open society, shutting down major Internet and cell phone services, making communication and organization difficult.

A curfew was issued, but ignored by protesters.

At least 100 people have been killed and hundreds injured in the clashes. (ANI)

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