Our tradition teaches that we "do not offer comfort when their dead lie before them." But the time is also here for a serious national conversation. We need to ask ourselves [if] we can say, as did Joseph, "I am your brother."
This tragedy forces me to ask the same question that Guru Nanak asked in response to atrocities committed against innocent civilians - "eti mar pai karlane tai ki dard na aaiaa (O God! Didn't you feel pain upon witnessing such a slaughter?)."