Victims of violence in India empathise

PUBLISHED : Friday, 14 September, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 14 September, 2001, 12:00am

The United States-based Hindu Students Council (with more than 50 college chapters in North America) condemns the terrorist attacks carried out in the US on Tuesday.

Our sympathies and prayers are with the victims of these dastardly acts.

The council believes terrorism is the ultimate refuge of cowards. These were attacks not just against US targets, but against all free, democratic and open societies around the world. It is clear that the perpetrators of these attacks are challenging the most fundamental of all human rights - the right to live peacefully.

As Hindus, we have been victims of the ravages of terrorism. Terrorist attacks against Hindus and India (an open and democratic society) parallel today's attacks in the US. Thousands of innocent Hindus have been massacred in Kashmir and other parts of India over the last decade.

The council hopes democratic societies like India and the US will now join together to fight the evils of terrorism and ensure that the fundamental rights of all human beings can be pursued in peace.


Boston, Massachusetts, US