Prayer meet for victims of terrorism, natural disaster

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New Delhi, May 16: People of all religious groups organised a prayer meet, seeking solace for the victims who died in Myanmar cyclone, in Chinese earthquake and in Jaipur serial blasts.

The prayer meet in honour of the victims was organised by the Delhi Catholic Archdiocese and members of all religious faiths on Thursday."Many lives were lost in all these tragedies. We decided to hold an all religion prayer in memory of our brothers and sisters who were children of the same almighty," said Dominic Emmanuel, a spokesman of the Delhi Catholic Archdiocese.

Nature dismays Myanmar and China

About 2.5 million people have been "severely affected" by cyclone Nargis that hit Myanmar on May 8 and the official death toll from Monday's 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck China has reached 20,000. But the state media reported that it could soar to more than 50,000, as hope faded for the thousands still buried under the rubble across the region.

Terror strikes Jaipur

The religious members were, however, deeply perturbed over the terror attacks in Jaipur. "The incident in Jaipur is different from what occurred in China and Myanmar. China and Myanmar suffered from natural calamities, but in Jaipur it was a pre-planned heinous act where so many innocent people died and hundreds were injured," said Swami Agnivesh, a social activist.

"I hope that the Almighty provides some sense to those who resort to such dastardly acts," he added. The serial blasts in Jaipur on May 13 killed around 61 people and injured more than 150 persons.


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