Indian Church, Muslim Organizations Condemn Sri Lanka Bombings
New Delhi, April 21— Along with the world community, India’s politicians and civil leaders have strongly condemned the deadly serial bombings in Sri Lanka in which around 200 people were killed on Sunday. President, Prime Minister and Opposition leader led the nation in condemning the brutal killings in India’s neighbouring country.
President Ram Nath Kovind said: “India condemns the terror attacks in Sri Lanka and offers its condolences to the people and government of the country. Such senseless violence, aimed at innocent people, has no place in civilised society. We stand in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “Strongly condemn the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka. There is no place for such barbarism in our region. India stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka. My thoughts are with the bereaved families and prayers with the injured.”
President of the main Opposition party Congress, Rahul Gandhi said: “I’m saddened & disturbed by reports of multiple bomb blasts in #Colombo in which over 100 people have died & more than 300 injured. I strongly condemn this diabolical act of terrorism. My condolences to the families of the victims. I pray the injured make a speedy recovery.”
Catholic Church of India condemned the massacre of innocent human beings.
“Our hearts weep for those who died and bleed in Colombo but we weep even more for those heartless cowards whose hatred blinds them to massacre innocent human beings. God have mercy on our world. Our prayers for our neighbouring people of Sri Lanka,” tweeted the Church.
“Sad & tragic not just for Christians but for humanity itself. May God grant eternal rest to those killed, heal the injured but above all cure & change the bigoted hate mongers, hate showers & evil doers. Every drop of blood shed in these cowardly terrorist acts cries to heaven,” the Indian church said.
India’s prominent Muslim organizations also strongly condemned the blasts in Sri Lanka.
National President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Syed Sadatullah Husaini strongly condemned the deadly serial blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday and termed them as “unforgivable heinous crimes against humanity.” He expressed deep sorrow over the tragedy and extended his sympathy with the families of over 200 people killed in the blasts. He also expressed solidarity with over 500 injured people and prayed to Allah for their speedy recovery.
“The series of unjustified killings of humans by humans going on in different countries must stop now in order to keep humanity from further fall,” said Jamaat chief Syed Sadatullah Husaini. He expressed hope that the government of Sri Lanka will thoroughly investigate these blasts and won’t leave any stone unturned in bringing the criminals to justice so that no one could dare to destabilise peace in the country again.
Another prominent Muslim group Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind also condemned the attack on innocent civilians in simultaneous explosions at three churches and other places in Sri Lanka.
Jamiat’s General Secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani expressed his solidarity with the bereaved families and prayed for speedy recovery of those injured.
“Attacks on religious places and during religious festival whether they are in Colombo or in Christchurch mosque are truly appalling and are being perpetrated with intention to create havoc and anarchy at international level,” said Maulana Madani.
Several senior journalists in India also condemned the blasts.
Rajdeep Sardesai: “Terrible terrible news from Sri Lanka, one of the most serene places one can ever visit. Death toll in blasts now has crossed 150.. terror clearly knows no national boundaries.. thoughts and prayers with victims and families on this bloody and tragic Easter Sunday.”
Rana Ayyub: “Close to 60 killed so far and 300 injured. A blood Easter sunday for Sri Lanka. Where is this hatred coming from, to target a community on a day so sacred.”