Shocked Hindus strongly condemn California synagogue shooting

Hindus have strongly condemned Saturday morning’s shooting at Chabad of Poway Synagogue, in Poway (California); and expressed sympathy to victims.

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said: We are deeply saddened by this horrific tragedy. Our hearts go out to the victims and their loved ones and the entire Jewish community. Targeting of innocent people at the sacred worship place is abhorrent.

It was a senseless and shocking act of violence. We condemn any and all acts of violence against innocent people. Our heartfelt prayers and sympathies go out to the victims, their families and friends; Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, added.

Rajan Zed further wrote: We are praying to Almighty to provide the mourning family help and consolation in dealing with this tragedy at this difficult time. Besides this family, we also express deep sympathies to the injured and their relatives and friends and all others affected. It was heartbreaking and appalling for the entire Hindu community.

Urging for interfaith unity, Zed stated: We, as people of faith, despite our different belief systems, must take a stand against violence by coming together with kindness and love.