April 17, 2013 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Boston, US (April 17, 2013): “The World Sikh Council – America Region (WSC-AR) is extremely saddened at the horrific crime of senseless bombing during the Boston Marathon, in Boston, Massachusetts. It is reported that eleven Boston-area hospitals treated 183 injured patients — 23 of whom were at one point in critical condition and 40 of whom were serious. Nine children were among them. At least 89 had gone home as of late Tuesday afternoon, according to a CNN tally. One of the individuals who died was an eight year old boy cheering his father”, reads a statement by World Sikh Council – America Region.
“The WSC–AR sends its condolences to all victims of this violent incident, and to the families and loved ones of those who have been taken away by this terrible tragedy. Our prayers go out to all and particularly to the injured for a speedy and full recovery. May Almighty God grace them with hope and healing under these difficult circumstances. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time of profound tragedy and grief” the statement reads further.
According to the statement “[i]t is not yet known who was behind this heinous act, but all citizens should be on their guard in public places. WSC-AR humbly requests all member and non-member Gurdwaras across the United States to be vigilant and inform local law enforcement authorities immediately of any suspicious activity”.
“WSC-AR is reaching out to representatives of the Milford (Boston) Gurdwara to assist and help in any way they can” the statement adds.
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