Maharashtra Governor SC Jamir on Sunday appealed to the people to channelise anger and anguish into determination to fight terror and prevent vested interests from creating enmity in society.
"Time has come for every individual to stand up and be counted in the fight against terror," Jamir said while addressing a condolence meeting organised by the Jewish community at Mumbai's historic Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue.
"Channelise anger and anguish into determination to fight terror and prevent vested interests from creating enmity in society on the lines of caste, religion or race," the governor appealed to the people.
Offering condolences to the relatives who lost their dear ones in the terrorist attacks, which also included six members of the Jew community, Jamir said some religious leaders misinterpret the religious books and misguide the youths to the path of violence.
"Every religion teaches love, compassion, peace and goodwill towards each other. Unfortunately, there are some religious leaders who misinterpret the holy books and brainwash the gullible youth to the path of violence and destruction," he said.
Therefore, it is the responsibility of religious organisations to maintain the purity of religions and to spread the religious tenets to the masses, he said.