Thursday, December 04, 2008

Candlelight Vigil for the Mumbai Victims

Some of our readers may already be aware from Facebook, but just in case, I will post the following. Feel free to forward it along to anyone who is in London today and may be interested.

A vigil is being organised by citizens of Pakistan and India at the India House in Aldwych, London on Thursday the 4th of December, from 6PM to 9PM.

The event is a gathering of individuals who, on a personal level, have been shocked by the unconscionable violence that Mumbai has experienced this November, and who wish to express their grief and support to the families of the citizens, police officers and soldiers who lost their lives in the attack.

It is moreover an opportunity for Pakistani and Indian citizens to stand together as individuals and jointly condemn the terrorism that continues to afflict both countries.

We would emphasize that the vigil is apolitical, so that those who attend may speak with their own voices.

Lighting a candle may seem like a small gesture, and it is. But it is an act that is premised on a sense of civility, compassion and human decency.

We encourage anyone of any nationality or creed who shares that sense to attend and lend their voices in support of the victims, and in opposition to terrorism.

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