We condemn the senseless terror attacks and the wanton destruction of life and property which took place in various parts of Uttar Pradesh yesterday, 23rd November 2007.
We extend our sympathy and solidarity to the families of the deceased and to all those who have been affected in any way, by these ghastly acts.
We call upon the Governments of Uttar Pradesh and at the Centre to adequately compensate the victims and their families in the interest of justice and to bring to book expeditiously, all those involved in these heinous acts.
Finally, we pray that good sense may prevail and that every form of violence is eschewed by all sections of society and that the Governments everywhere respond to the legitimate demands of the people.
Fr. Cedric Prakash sj
24th November 2007