Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tension in Hyderabad.

Since 27th March, for the fourth day today Hyderabad is tense with rioting. It is reported that the problem started as the religious flags put up by one community for a festival in an old city area were being replaced by another community for a forthcoming festival. This led to heated arguments and stone pelting which soon spread to various parts of the old city. As the situation became serious, curfew was imposed in several areas of old city and it is still in force. Today evening, trouble between these communities has started in few other areas of the city but this also has been brought under control by the police. The police are deployed in very large numbers all over the city.
There is a strong opinion from various leaders of political parties that the riots may be orchestrated to destabilize the Government.
It is reported that about sixty rioters and a few policemen are injured in these clashes and one person has succumbed to stab injury. And about twenty vehicles have been damaged.
I wish and pray that the tempers will soon cool down and the city will become peaceful.
Oh God, lead us from the
unreal to the Real.
Oh God, lead us from darkness to light.
Oh God, lead us from death to immortality.
Shanti, Shanti, Shanti unto all.
Oh Lord God almighty, may there be peace in
celestial regions.
May there be peace on earth.
May the waters be appeasing.
May herbs be wholesome, and may trees and
plants bring peace to all. May all beneficent
beings bring peace to us.
May thy Vedic Law propagate peace all
through the world.
May all things be a source of peace to us.
And may thy peace itself, bestow peace on all,
and may that peace come to me also.

In the name of Allah,
the beneficent, the merciful.
Praise be to the Lord of the
Universe who has created us and
made us into tribes and nations,
That we may know each other, not that
we may despise each other.
If the enemy incline towards peace, do
thou also incline towards peace, and
trust God, for the Lord is the one that
heareth and knoweth all things.
And the servants of God,
Most Gracious are those who walk on
the Earth in humility, and when we
address them, we say "PEACE."

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