Restore Peace and Harmony among All Communities: AICC Appeals
27 Apr 2007
New Delhi, April 27, 2007 (All India Christian Council) Rev. Dr. Joseph D'souza, All India Christian Council (aicc) President, and Dr. John Dayal, aicc Secretary General expressed sadness over the recent violence in Nagaland and appealed to all sections of Naga society to restore peace and harmony.
The Nagaland Post reported on 23rd April 2007 that nearly 30 houses in Wungram Colony in Purana Bazar, Dimapur, Nagaland were destroyed and six vehicles belonging to Tangkhul tribes were set on fire on 22nd April 2007. The victims were mostly women and children. They were sent to a relief camp in the Nagaland Armed Police Training Centre in Chumukedia.
According to sources, on Saturday there was an assault on an auto driver who belongs to the Sumi community. The attackers were allegedly members of the Tangkhul community. The violent incident near Purana Bazar High School proved to be a flash point.
Dr. Sam Paul, aicc Public Relation Secretary said, "The All India Christian Council condemns any such communal clashes, especially those targeting the innocent women and children. It is especially sad when Christians are in conflict. The Christian love, care, forgiveness must prevail among the Christian communities."
"The All India Christian Council also appeals to churches and Christian denominations to look into all possible ways to restore, maintain, and increase peace and harmony among all sections of the society," Dr Paul.