The National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) has condemned the dastardly attack on the vulnerable and the weak in different locations of northeast Delhi in which at least 22 were killed and more than 100 injured and appealed to the Churches and Christian Organisations in the vicinity of the affected areas to respond appropriately to those in need.
NCCI released a statement while expressing the distress on the loss of lives saying “Humanity has been knocked down one more time. Our houses burnt. Our kindred killed. Our peace destroyed, and future betrayed. We have not learnt from our past. In what happened in parts of New Delhi, our national capital, we have been brought down to ashes once again.”
The body has also made an appeal to the members of the different Christian traditions to facilitate each other, and all others of different faiths, traditions and ideological persuasions in their neighbourhoods.
NCCI has also criticised the government authority for the inability to tackle the emergency-like situation, “The explicit or implicit complicity and tacit approval of those in power and authority, and the blame game to cover inaction and poor response to early warnings.”
“We urge our constituents everywhere to stand in solidarity with victim communities in their locales and foster an atmosphere of peace and human security across the country. We will not be overcome. WE SHALL OVERCOME. On Ash Wednesday, we resolve to rise from the Ashes …, ” the statement added.
The NCCI showed solidarity with the individuals, families and communities affected in the violence of the last few days in Delhi.