The Vishwa Hindu Parishad UK strongly condemns the shootings in New Zealand mosques as act of pure evil.
A tragedy not just for victims and their families but of our times. In a world of plenty, and opportunity, closed ideologies which remove plurality cause such senseless violence.
While people are entitled to challenge doctrines in any faith that they do not agree with and while free speech is an important tenant of liberal democracies, the line must always be drawn at violent reprisal. Violence is never a solution.
We express our heartfelt solidarity with the victims’ families and with all who are mourning for their loved ones and their devastating loss.
We all now need to show that we are capable of transcending fear, hate and violence to move to unite and respect all faiths.
Aum Shanti Shanti Shanti.