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Christian community in India protests Peshawar Massacre

Sept. 25, 2013

Christians in India’s national capital New Delhi held demonstration at Pakistan High Commission. Prayer meetings have been held in New Delhi and several other places in India Held as an expression of solidarity with the Christians in Pakistan which has suffered one of the worst attacks on the community in Peshawar last Sunday.  Christians of Delhi demonstrated at the Pakistan High commission, Tuesday, Sept 24, expressing their anguish at the massacre of Christians in the All Saints Church in Peshawar on Sunday.  A delegation met the Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner and submitted the memorandum [copy attached] calling on the government to identify the guilty and bring them to justice. The Pakistani government was urged to take proactive measures to ensure the security of all minorities in that country, and specially the miniscule Christian community.  Also brought into focus was the infamous Blasphemy law that had made the targetting of Christians so very easy in the past.

The High commission was asked if they would permit a peace and solidarity delegation of Christians to go to Peshawar to be with  the victims and their families as a gesture of solidarity in faith. The Deputy High commission said they would recommend this to the Islamabad government. Later in the evening, people gathered  in front of the Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi in a solemn prayer meeting, holding candles and singing hymns. A large number of Muslims attended the meeting.

Source: CBCI website

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