New Jersey Arya Samaj speaks out against crime wave in Guyana

By admin / Posted on 01 September 2010

The Arya Samaj Inc. Humanitarian Mission New Jersey and Guyana Chapters condemned the February 17 attack on Bartica.

In a press release issued from the United States of America, head of the association, Pandit Suresh Sugrim, stated, “We are shocked and outraged by the brutal slaughter of innocent lives once again in Guyana. This massacre was in its worst form for the second time in less than a month.

“It is a blatant attack on the human freedom of the citizens of Guyana. It is certainly anti-human.”

He said that the act portrays a bad image of the country of his birth.

“This action is disgraceful and has caused much disappointment in the international community. The New Jersey Arya Samaj Mandir Inc. Humanitarian Mission vehemently condemns this atrocity. We also affirm our solidarity with the Government and citizens of Guyana in this hour of crisis.”

Such a situation must be handled cautiously and with the interest of all at heart, the organization said. “These avenues may satisfy the desire for retaliation and the appearance of greater security, but in the long term they can neither change the conditions that give rise to eradicate this senseless act.

“The perpetrators of acts such as this one should be held accountable for their deeds. However, their apprehension and prosecution should be carried out within the rule of applicable law, without the loss of additional lives.”

He called on the Guyanese nation to find a way of identifying the root cause of such actions. “To die is always sad.  But sadder still to die without realizing one’s potential. And saddest yet is to die a death so meaningless and avoidable, like that cold-blooded murder on February17, 2008.

“I encourage you to dig deep into your several faiths – Hinduism, Christianity, Islam – to find that consolation and hope that your faith offers



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