Sri Lanka cardinal warns that if the state doesn’t act, the people will

The religious leader of Sri Lankan minority Christian gives this kind of warning directly after Jihadi terrorists targeted Christian missionaries for the first time in Sri Lanka, however Hindu religious leaders have never given such a warning even though Jihadi terrorists are attacking Hindus in Bharat for last three decades. From this, will the progressive factors take a note that, ‘Hindus are tolerant’ ? – Editor,

Colombo (Sri Lanka) : After attacks that took the lives of more than 250 people on Easter Sunday, the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka is working on becoming a beacon of hope. Yet according to the local cardinal, if civil authorities don’t find the perpetrators and put them on trial, they risk the community taking justice into its own hands.

“I want to state that we may not be able to keep people under control in the absence of a stronger security program,” Cardinal Malcom Ranjith of Colombo said. “We can’t forever give them false promises and keep them calm.” He urged the government to “implement a proper program in order that the people don’t take the law into their own hands.”

Speaking at a press conference in Colombo on Tuesday, Ranjith accused the government of “placing responsibility on others” when it comes to investigating what happened on Easter Sunday, creating a commission to conduct an investigation formed by “pensioners” and retired officials instead of applying the law and guaranteeing the safety of the Christian community.

Ranjith said he doesn’t see the government taking the necessary steps to guarantee the safety of students, decreeing that schools should remain closed for the time being.

“I don’t see measures being taken by those in power. Instead, I see a lot of bouncing of responsibilities around,” he said. “The result is that the country and the population continue to suffer. If the current regime doesn’t have the adequate structures to fight terrorism, it will be impossible to contain the masses in the future.”

Ranjith, who was made a cardinal by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI in 2010, said that the government shouldn’t “waste time mulling over the past,” and instead, assume the responsibility of putting political differences aside in the search of a solution to the question of national security, hence freeing the country “from this pitiful state.”

Source : CruxNow

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