Hyderabad: Expressing solidarity with the Christian community in the wake of terrorist attacks on churches in Sri Lanka, members of Muslim community visited churches in the city and interacted with those gathered for Sunday mass.
Holding placards that denounced terrorism, groups of Muslims from various fields converged in front of Methodist Church, St. Johns’ Cathedral and St. George Church in Abids.
Noted Muslim scholar Shaik Yawar Baig addressed the gathering at St. George Church and spoke about the healthy relation between all the communities. “The terrorists with their evil designs are trying to divide us. We should not allow it to happen and stay united,” he said.
Khalid Rasool Khan, eminent social worker said today’s initiative was aimed at improving the relationship between the Christians and Muslims in the city. “For years we are staying together and we wanted to stand in solidarity for the victims of Sri Lanka blast and send a message to the community that we are with them,” he said.
Student’s Islamic Organization (SIO) members also took part in the programme. A human chain was formed at the Wesley Church, St. Jospeh Cathedral and St. George’s Chruch. “These attacks aim to instil fear and break us. Today we want to say it loud and clear that we are together,” said Faizan Ahmed, PR Secretary, Students Islamic Organization.