Pursue peace, says Dubai resident who witnessed two terror attacks

Pursue peace, says Dubai resident who witnessed two terror attacks

Chari narrowly escaped Sri Lanka blast and had previously witnessed the terror attacks in Mumbai in November 2008.



By Web Report

Published: Sun 28 Apr 2019, 1:37 PM

Last updated: Sun 28 Apr 2019, 8:27 PM

A Dubai resident, who witnessed two terror attacks, has appealed to the world to "think rationally" and "pursue peace".
The Dubai resident, Abhinav Chari, narrowly escaped the blast that ripped through the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Sri Lanka, where he was staying. He was on his way back to the hotel for breakfast when a suicide bomber triggered the blast.
Chari had previously witnessed the terror attacks in Mumbai, India, in November 2008.
Taking to Instagram, Chari said: "Personally this really hits me hard as I witnessed the Mumbai attacks back in 2008 and now this.
"How do you move forward from here? How do you deal with so much hate, how do you recover, how do you go back to work, how do you go back to those restaurants that we normally go to, how do you prevent further hate?"
Chari said it was important to not "let your emotions (raging anger) to get the better of you".
"Although Mumbai attacks were against Indians and the Sri Lankan attacks against Christians, both of which I identify with very closely, I will not stand for 'revenge' or 'retaliation', no matter who claims responsibility for these attacks. We all need to individually pursue peace only then can it pass on to a community/country level."
 
More details awaited.


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