Peace rally condemns violence against Christians

October 2nd, 2008 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) More than 10,000 people along with political leaders marked the 139th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi Thursday by participating in a peace and solidarity rally against the anti-Christian violence in the country.The rally was organised by the Christians of the capital and the NCR area and was supported by the All India Christian Council.

With this, a seven-day sit-in at Jantar Mantar ended and was followed by the rally from Jantar Mantar to Rajghat.

“The killers of Mahatma Gandhi and the killers of Christians in Orissa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and other parts of the country are the same,” Swami Agnivesh told the peace rally.

Railway Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad also addressed the rally at Jantar Mantar and promised he would meet the prime minister and discuss the matter urgently.

He also told the rally he would raise the issue in parliament.

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