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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sikkim Tamang Buddhist Association condems Bodhagaya incident



Press Release

Basant Moktan
The most sacred place for Buddhists all over the world, Bodh Gaya, that the Buddha gained Enlightenment has been desecrated by terrorists and insurgents. The Sacred Buddhist Shrine in Bihar is one of the most honoured religious places of worship of the Buddhists the World over and the Sikkim Tamang Buddhist Association unreservedly condemn the serial attack. This is a very sad situation to treat a religion that spreads Friendliness (Metta), Compassion (Karuna), Appreciative Joy (Muditha) and Equanimity (Upeksha), General Secretary of Sikkim Tamang Buddhist Association Shri Basant Moktan said.
Shri Moktan was referring to the latest terrorist attack that took place in the holy sacred place of Buddhists around the world, Bodh Gaya on Sunday.
Moktan further noted that the safety of these places should be the responsibility of the Indian Government and those responsible for this heinous should be brought to book.
“No religious centre should be the target of any terrorist or individual, as these religious places spread holy messages to the world. The whole world should denounce these types of attacks that vandalize and desecrate sacred lands around the world,” he further added.
“A comprehensive investigation should be carried out by the Central Government to find the real reason behind the attack, “Shri. Basant Moktan requested.
We also express our heartfelt sympathies to the victims of this dastardly attack and urge the government and the relevant authorities to investigate into the incident and bring to book those responsible,” the statement added.


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