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For the victims of sectarian violence and natural calamities


The present sectarian violence in Rakhine state in Myanmar between the minority Muslim Rohingyas and Buddhist Rakhines has lefts more than 22,000 people displaced between October 21 and 27. In the conflict-hit zones of Minbya, Mrauk-U, Kyaukphyu and Myaebon townships more than 6,000 residential houses were destroyed  and 22,500 people were displaced.

The situation due to the hurricane sandy wind in the eastern part of N.America and the emergency situation there is well known to us. The threat of cyclone Nee-lam and its devastation in South India is yet to be faced.

Shall we raise our hearts in prayer in solidarity with those displaced, suffering and in need  of various kinds. Lord, we are helpless. You are the Master of the Universe and Lord of all peoples, let the rule of law prevail, let fear and mistrust be removed from people, let all reach their homes and live in peace and security.

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