The IRO is deeply saddened by the loss of innocent lives and injuries caused by this attack. It is appalling that there were young children in the Gurdwara at that time. IRO is devastated by such cruel acts against religions that continue to target places of worship where religious worshippers congregate for prayer.
IRO’s members representing Hindu, Jewish, Zoroastrian, Buddhist, Taoist, Jain, Christian, Muslim, Sikh and Baha’i communities in Singapore pray for the lives lost and for those who are injured. Our thoughts are with our Sikh brothers and sisters during this time as they recover from this horrific incident.
Acts of violence on religious groups carry with it the objective of creating division among people of different faiths. The only way to counter such evil mission is to show our interfaith solidarity during these moments. This affirms the need for continued efforts towards religious harmony and social cohesion.
The IRO prays for peace and solidarity to prevail among the Sikh community in Afghanistan and around the world during these difficult times.
ABOUT INTER-RELIGIOUS ORGANISATION SINGAPORE
The Inter-Religious Organisation, Singapore (IRO) was founded in 1949 with the objective to promote inter-religious harmony among the various religious groups in Singapore.
Ten (10) religions are represented in the IRO; Hindu, Jewish, Zoroastrian, Buddhist, Taoist, Jain, Christian, Islam, Sikh and Baha’i. A unique rotating annual presidency among the ten religions ensures that all member religions are given an equal opportunity to lead the IRO’s long-term efforts. For more information visit www.iro.sg