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Attack on Church: Protests staged at Attari Border

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Amritsar, September 23, 2013
First Published: 23:07 IST(23/9/2013) | Last Updated: 23:09 IST(23/9/2013)

Condemning the attack on a church in Peshawar in Pakistan during Sunday service, in which more than 80 people were killed, members of various community organisations on Monday staged a protest against the Pakistan government at Attari Border.

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Raising slogans against Pakistan, protesters demanded intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure safety of the community members in the neighbouring country.

Congress leaders, led by MLA Ashwani Sekhri, also reached the border and showed support for the community by holding a candle march in remembrance of the lives lost in the attack.

Slamming Pakistan government, Sekhri alleged, "Pakistan is a nursery of terrorism, and has failed to control the situation. We want Pakistan to strongly react to the situation and ensure that no harm is done to the minority communities living across the border."

The Congress leaders also claimed that they would make efforts to take up the matter at the highest level.

Various organisations also burnt effigies of Pakistan in Amritsar to show their anger against the killings.

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