Points to Consider on Bangladesh Attacks
With the recent tragedy in Bangladesh,
members of ISKCON are action-planning for events of peaceful protest. Here are
1) Devotees and temple communities should
offer special prayers to their Deities in the morning to please protect our
devotees in Bangladesh.
2) Special events and kirtans are
arranged and dedicated to the Bangladesh devotees’ well-being.
3) Some communities have already held, or
are planning to hold protests and public harinama chanting sessions to
draw attention to the plight of Bangladesh minorities. Signs and public
comments must be carefully monitored.
4) Attacks are not representation of a
general conflict between faithful Muslims and Hindus. Many Muslim leaders in
Bangladesh have spoken out strongly in support of the Hindu minority. The root
of these attacks are extremists.
5) Government officials and influencers are
Additional note: this matter of attacks on
Bangladesh’s indigenous people and its culture is highly offensive and will
incur negative consequences overall. There should be no place for such
May the Source be with you!