Prayers for peace at Leicester Hindu temple

More than two hundred people gathered at a Hindu temple in Leicester to pray for peace following recent disturbances in the city.
Local councillors joined the police and other members of the community at the Shree Hanuman Temple next to Rushey Fields on Melton Road to offer prayers to Lord Hanumanji to help bring about peace and ‘shanti’.
A four-hour ’21 Hanuman Chalisa’ was recited followed by some traditional food (‘Prasad’).
Secretary Raj Patel said:
“We have been as shocked as everyone about recent events in Leicester and condemn all acts of intimidation and violence.
“Hanuman Ji is held in the hearts of Hindus for his selflessness, refined intellect, and devotion to righteousness.
“For many years all the diverse communities in the city have lived peacefully together and we wanted to hold a special service to recognise this.