Bodh Gaya blasts: Buddhist body urges people to practice tolerance

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 00:45

New Delhi: Shocked by the terror attack on Mahabodhi temple, an umbrella body of Buddhist communities on Monday urged people to practice tolerance and work together in constructive ways to address conflict and differences.

"IBC is deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic events at Bodhgaya in Bihar yesterday. We are not clear on the motivation behind these acts but they are clearly aimed at creating terror and distrust," said Ven Lama Lobzang, the Convener of the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) conclave to be held in New Delhi.

IBC urges all communities and Buddhists around the world to practice tolerance and compassion and to work together in constructive ways to address conflict and differences, and to build trust and understanding, Lama Lobzang said.

The Mahabodhi Temple complex the target of the bomb attacks act is of supreme religious significance as the holiest site in the world for Buddhists.

Terror struck the holiest Buddhist shrines and other places in Bihar`s pilgrimage town of Bodh Gaya early yesterday, with suspected Indian Mujahideen operatives simultaneously triggering ten low intensity bombs leaving two monks injured.

The IBC is organising an inter-faith prayer meeting at Rajghat tomorrow.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 00:45

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