UK Hindu forum condemns J&K killing
The Hindu Forum of Britain has urged UK and other world powers to stand by India in its fight against terror.india Updated: May 03, 2006 13:01 IST
The Hindu Forum of Britain has strongly condemned the killing of 22 Hindus in India's Jammu and Kashmir earlier this week and has urged Britain and other world powers to stand by India in its fight against terror.
Ramesh Kallidai, secretary general of the Hindu Forum of Britain, said, "We condemn this wanton act of terrorism directed against innocent people purely because they belong to a different religion."
"This act is close on the heels of the beheading of Indian engineer Suryanarayana by Taliban terrorists in Afghanistan. Both incidents are clearly aimed at destabilising peace in the region," he said.
"We are sure that India will emerge stronger from these experiences, but countries like Britain and the United States as well as international agencies like the United Nations need to be aware of the extent to which terrorism has affected secular nations like India, and stand by its side at this hour of need."
Terrorists on Sunday night pulled the victims, including women and children, out of their homes in the Kulhan area of Doda district, about 200 km northeast of the winter capital of Jammu, and showered them with bullets and also used sharp-edged weapons.
The Hindu Forum of Britain claims to be the representative umbrella body for British Hindus with a formal membership of over 270 Hindu organisations from different regions and cultural backgrounds in Britain.