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Hindu groups condemn Varanasi attacks

The National Council of Hindu Temples (UK) and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (UK) have strongly condemned "the cowardly attacks".

india Updated: Mar 11, 2006 19:54 IST
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The National Council of Hindu Temples (UK) and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (UK) have in a statement strongly condemned "the cowardly and criminal terrorist attacks" in Varanasi.

They said these attacks targeted innocent people including those who were worshiping at the famous Sankat Mochan temple.

"Our sincere thoughts and condolences are with families of the victims and we pray to Narayana to bless and provide them shelter under His lotus feet."

"We urge the terrorists to examine their conscience and review the ideology on which they base their inhuman and immoral actions. At the same time the supporters of terrorism must also scrutinise their policies of aiding carnage and turmoil in society."

"At the same time commercial organisations in the West are targeting Hinduism through blasphemous portrayal of Hindus Gods and Goddesses. It is a matter of disappointment that the Indian Government remains unconcerned," said Bimal Krishna das, general secretary of the National Council of Hindu Temples (UK).

"We urge the world-wide Hindu community to formulate a concerted strategy to make sure that no further abuse of Hinduism takes place anywhere in the world."