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JOINT PRESS STATEMENT On Terrorist Attack in Sri Lanka

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Terrorists are Anti-Human, Anti-God, Anti-Civilization and Incarnation of devilish forces: :JOINT PRESS STATEMENT On Terrorist Attack in Sri Lanka


April 23, 2019 at 

Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi.

 

The most ghastly serial bomb blasts in Sri Lanka’s Churches and hotels on the Easter Sunday has shocked the entire civilized society all over the world. We, the peace-loving people, drawn from all faiths and communities condemn unequivocally the dastardly act with no ifs and buts. The persons and the groups responsible for the serials blasts are anti-human, anti-God and anti-civilization.  They are incarnation of most heinous and devilish forces on the earth. To associate them with any faith would be most sacrilegious to the faith itself. Therefore, the people of all faiths must disown and condemn such barbarous individuals and groups. It is our duty that we must expose them and banish them from the civilized society.  

 

(1)  The terrorist attacks become all the more gruesome if launched under the garb of religious and holy mission. Besides causing great loss of innocent lives, the very peace and harmony is destroyed. It is the prime most duty of all faith leaders to stand up and use all resources at their hands to cleanse the society of this most heinous evil.  

 

(2)  Attacks on religious places and during religious festivals such as Easter are perpetrated with design to cause divide between people of various faiths and communities. Therefore we feel it all the more necessary that we stand together with our Christian brothers everywhere and assure them that we share their sorrows and pains and express our solidarity with them.

 

(3)  We appeal to the government and law-enforcement agencies all over the world to be more vigilant and take effective precautionary measures making it impossible for any terrorist groups to play havoc with the life and property of civil society anywhere.

 

(4)  Sri Lanka being our closest neighbour, we are ready with offer of help to enable the victims to get over the unprecedented crisis in their lives. We propose to depute high level delegation of various faiths to Sri Lanka to explore the possibilities of cooperation and also to offer our sincere condolence to the bereaved families. We hope that Sri Lankan Government will properly enquire the matter and stern action will be taken against those who are guilty.

(5)  We sincerely hope that media and peace-loving citizens of this country will extend their fullest cooperation for our endeavor against terrorism. We express our resolve to continue our struggle against terrorism and for global peace. We appeal to everyone irrespective of their religion, caste and creed to come forward for saving the humanity and maintaining social harmony and peace.  

 

Participants

 

 

Name

Organization

Maulana Mahmood A. Madani (Ex. MP)

General Secretary, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind

Mr. Nusrat Ali,

Ex. Naib Ameer Jamaat Islami Hind

Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan

Chairman, Delhi Minority Commission

Rev  Dr. Abraham Mathew

Executive Secretary, National Council of Churches in India (NCCI)

Reverend Fr. Felix

Secretary, Commission for Ecumenism & Dialogue

Dr. John Dayal

Writer, Social Activist & Ex- National President-All India Catholic Union

Mr. Navaid Hamid

President, All India Muslim Majlis Mushawarat

Mr. Kamal Faruqi

Member, All India Muslim Personal Law Board

Maulana Mohsin Taqvi

Imam Shia Jama Masjid Delhi

Mr. Khalid Saifi

United Against Hate

Maulana Niaz Ahmad Farooqui

Secretary, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind

Rev Fr. AC Michael

Former Member, Delhi Minority Commission & National Coordinator, United Christian Forum

Janab Mohammad Ahmad

Secretary, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind

Janab Nadim Khan

United Against Hate

 

April 24, 2019, 5:49 p.m.
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