Church of North India deplores attack on church in Kashmir over Quran desecration

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New Delhi, Sept.15 (ANI): The Church of North India (CNI) has deplored the attack on its institution and church after violence erupted in Punjab and Kashmir following rumours that a copy of Quran had been burnt in the US on the anniversary of 9/11.

"We the members of the Christian community are peace loving and believe in brotherhood. We request the members of all religious faiths to stand with us to condemn this fundamentalist attack on our churches by individuals who do not represent any faith community in the world," CNA general secretary, Alwan Masih, said in a statement.

He called upon the President, Prime Minister, Home Minister and Chief Ministers of both the states to restore peace and provide ample security to safeguard the faith of the Christian community.

The condemnation came as religious leaders from both the Christian and Muslim communities met with district administration officials appealing for calm.

Expressing dismay over the violence, the All India Christian Council (aicc) urged all to "maintain peace and harmony and let law of land take due action against those that have attempted to hurt, burn and incite religious sentiments."

Prominent Muslim leaders have urged their community members to "show restraint". (ANI)

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