We, the ThinkChange India editors, extend our deepest condolences to those affected by the recent atrocities committed in Bombay, India. The most important questions – what actually happened, who was responsible / complicit, why the violence spiraled out of control, and what could have possibly pushed a group of youth to partake in such heinous acts of brutality – have gotten engulfed by the recent flurry of resignations, insinuations, and condemnations in higher levels of government.
We would like to turn your attention to what we believe is at the heart of this matter. These acts have struck at the very chord of what India represents – tolerance and unity – and it is imperative that we, the larger South Asian community, speak out against violence, and come together as one.
Let us see this as an opportunity to sow the seeds of peace and stability in a region otherwise wracked by conflict and communal tension. Let us come together to bridge the divides that bind our collective progress. Let us remember that the pasts and the futures of India and Pakistan are inextricably bound, and it is only through peace that we can prosper.
We urge our readers to come together in the spirit of unity and cohesion during this difficult time, and share their stories of compassion and love with the ThinkChange India community.
The ThinkChange India team
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