Sunday, February 24, 2013

Civil Society Organizations Hyderabad_Condemnation of the barbaric terror strikes in Dilsukhnagar Hyderabad

Civil Society Organizations
Hyderabad
20-4-10
near Bus Station, Charminar, Hyderabad. 
Tele: 040-24572984 Press Release

 Sub: Condemnation of the barbaric terror strikes in Dilsukhnagar Hyderabad - 
Appeal for Succor to the affected, peace and Demand for Action 

We the undersigned representatives of Civil Society are deeply concerned and disturbed by the terror attacks at Dilsukhnagar in the evening hours of 21st February 2013. We unequivocally condemn these ghastly terror attacks targeting innocent peace loving people of Hyderabad. This is a heinous crime against Humanity. These terror attacks point to a very well thought out strategy to foment communal disturbances in the city and also to expand the poison of communalism to other parts of the country and to divert attention from miserable crucial issues. Since time immemorial Hyderabad has been a strong foundation of peace and communal harmony; in such crises citizens of Hyderabad have applied their wisdom, shown restraint and maintained communal amity. We are still in the process of recuperating from many painful shocks and memories of the past. This is a moment of deep grief for all. We extend our sympathies to the bereaved families. We appeal political leaders to refrain naming one particular person, community or organisation and allow Investigation Agencies to do their work. We also appeal to the citizens of Hyderabad to stand united, come forward to help the victims philanthropically in cash, kind and particularly blood donation directly at the hospitals where injured are in need; make all efforts to assist the authorities and cooperate with the government in law and order to arrest and defeat the conspirators in their nefarious mission. We request the concerned authorities to immediately provide succor to the victims, to shed pre-conceived notions, unravel the conspiracy, expose the responsible elements; however high and mighty they may be, and prosecute them with immediate deterrent punishment to save secular fabric and peaceful atmosphere in society. Mother Teresa said: “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other”.

 Mazher Hussain, COVA GVVSDS Prasad, General Secretary, Sarvodaya Mandal, & Gandhi-king Foundation Andhra Pradesh K.M. Arifuddin Madina Education Centre Nanak Singh Nishter, International Sikh Center for Interfaith Relations Muneeruddin Mujahid, Tehreek Khair e Ummah Prof. Rama Melkote Khalid Rasool Khan, Social Activist Veda Kumar, Chelimi Foundation Mohd. Aliuddin Quadri, Bharat Ekta Manch Srinivas Moosa Bowli Traders Welfare Association Moulana Hamid Hussain Shuttari Khaleeq ur Rahman, Social and Political Activist Mohammed Turab, Interfaith Forum -- COVA (Confederation of Voluntary Associations) is a national network of voluntary organizations dedicated to the issues of social harmony, peace and justice. The prime focus of COVA is on citizenship rights and on perspective building for harmony and peace in South Asia. Through direct programmes and by networking with other CSOs, COVA organises perspective building activities and programs, carries out campaigns, and conducts research for influencing diverse sections of civil society and the state apparatus to adopt inclusive, secular and egalitarian outlook and policies that would foster rights and secure justice and peace for all. -- COVA (Confederation of Voluntary Associations) is a national network of voluntary organizations dedicated to the issues of social harmony, peace and justice. The prime focus of COVA is on citizenship rights and on perspective building for harmony and peace in South Asia. Through direct programmes and by networking with other CSOs, COVA organises perspective building activities and programs, carries out campaigns, and conducts research for influencing diverse sections of civil society and the state apparatus to adopt inclusive, secular and egalitarian outlook and policies that would foster rights and secure justice and peace for all.

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