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Jaipur bombings condemned

A series of bombings that took place in the north-western Indian city of Jaipur on Tuesday have been condemned by Amnesty International. The bombs have claimed at least 60 lives so far and injured scores of others, according to media reports. The organization is dismayed by the fact that the attackers chose to target civilians going about their daily business. This shows contempt for the most fundamental principles of humanity. Nothing can justify such attacks. Individuals’ right to life must be protected, and the civilian population must not be treated as expendable tools for achieving political or ideological ends. The Indian government must initiate a prompt and thorough investigation of the attacks. Those suspected of being responsible must be brought to justice in proceedings that meet international standards of fairness, and without the imposition of the death penalty.