The attacks were aimed at the people, their prosperity and their peace. But their top target was something else: unity. If these attacks cause them to turn on each other in hatred and conflict, the terrorists will have won. They know that hatred and chaos feed on division. They also know that as radical extremists, their only hope of winning is by turning the rest of them against each other.
They deny them that victory. They are launching a message to extremists on all sides and all the political leaders, one that will soon be published in newspapers across India and Pakistan. The message is that these tactics aren’t working, that Indians are more united than ever, united in love and support to each other, and determined to work together to stop violent extremism. If millions of people sign it, the message will be unmistakable.
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