INDIAN CATHOLIC FORUM
(A collective of concerned Indian Catholics for Church Reform & National Integration)
Office: 30A Mahendra Roy Lane, First Floor,
Kolkata – 700046
Convenor: chhotebhai (Kanpur) 9415130822, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary General: Isaac Gomes (Kolkata) 9830440603, email@example.com
SRI LANKA KILLINGS
14th May 2019
The Indian Catholic Forum (ICF) expresses deep shock and dismay at the ongoing attacks on places of worship and worshippers in Sri Lanka. Be it there, New Zealand, Pakistan, Burkina Faso (West Africa) or any other part of the world, attacking “others” in the name of religion cannot be justified in any way. This is not true religion, and is certainly not pleasing to God. Revenge, spreading hatred, arson, violence and killing is not the solution to any problems.
The Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, had rightly said that if we go by the dictum of “An eye for an eye”, then the time will soon come when all will be blind. So let us not be blinded by hatred; instead let all persons of goodwill pledge to maintain communal harmony, peace, brotherhood and non-violence.