New PM Pledges to Promote Peace Among Religions

May 20, 2004

Source: Yahoo! News

On May 20, 2004 Yahoo! News posted an Agence France Presse article that reported, "India's incoming prime minister Manmohan Singh, who will be the first Sikh to hold the post, pledged to seek peace among religions and find a 'sensible' resolution to the protracted dispute over a razed mosque in Ayodhya. 'There are a lot of challenges ahead of us,' Singh told his first press conference after being designated prime minister on Thursday. 'Communal harmony needs to be strengthened. If we are divided in the name of religion, the country is in danger. To strengthen development, we have to create an environment of peace.'"