29 October 2016
The Hindu festival of lights or Diwali is upon us once again.
Diwali symbolizes many things for our friends and comrades from the Hindu community: it is a celebration of Lord Vishnu’s victory over Narkasura, a time of seeking blessings and praying for prosperity including worshipping Lakshmi, the goddess of fortune, and prosperity.
Every year Hindus celebrate the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, triumph of good over evil, and hope over despair.
Diwali also serves as a symbol that the struggle for justice and equality over injustice and oppression is a cause worth striving for and an ideal which we are committed to work towards achieving – in South Africa, Palestine and in all areas that there may be suffering, oppression, exploitation or systems of injustice.
The human rights and Palestine solidarity organization BDS South Africa wishes our Hindu friends and comrades a joyous, festive and spiritual Diwali.
ISSUED BY KWARA KEKANA ON BEHALF OF BDS SOUTH AFRICA
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