Prayers held in New York for well being of fellow Indians in terror-struck Mumbai.Byline: ANI
New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , Nov 28 (ANI): More than 100 people, mostly Indians, gathered at the Hindu Temple A Hindu temple (Sanskrit: mandira), is a house of worship for followers of Hinduism. They are usually specifically reserved for religious and spiritual activities.
A Hindu temple can be a separate structure or a part of a building. Society of North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. in Flushing, New York, to pray for peace after militant Muslims killed more than 100 people in a bloody rampage.
Those who attended the prayer meeting said that they were worried for their fellow Indians back home. One Jagdish Shetty (47) of Flushing, Queens Flushing is an urban neighborhood in the northern part of the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. Flushing is now home to large Chinese, Korean, Indian, Hispanic, and African American communities. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 7. , said he was shaken because his family, including his parents and siblings, live in Mumbai. He called them up to inquire about their safety. "They were nervous and scared," said Shetty who said he went to school a few blocks from the hotels that were attacked, he said.
"It's terrible. I can't believe it happened," he added.
According to the New York Daily News New York Daily News
Morning daily tabloid newspaper published in New York City. It was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson and his cousin Robert McCormick as a subsidiary of the Tribune Co. of Chicago. The first successful tabloid-format newspaper in the U.S. , disbelief was rampant in the Jackson Heights enclave known as "Little India", where residents worried about relatives and the effect the attacks will have on the country's economy.
"Everyone is worried. Nobody will want to come to Mumbai after this," said Perminder Singh, the 41-year-old owner of New Bollywood Music.
Likewise, Varadarajan Vasu (30) feared the attacks would lead to more violence. "India is a country of many colors, languages and religions. This will only set us back," said the Chelsea resident.
Ashok Sewhani, 31, who sells videos and compact disks at his New Singapore Emporium, said his uncle lives in the area where the attacks occurred. "The curfew is keeping everyone off the street. My grandmother needs dialysis treatment and can't leave the house," he added. (ANI)
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