In recent times two bomb attacks on religious institutions unfolds more of public tolerance of both hindus and muslims than the terrorists obnoxious fervor. Varanasi was first to come under terrorist attack, where many people died followed by two explosions at Jama Masjid leaving at least 15 people injured.
But the public reactions at both the places were remarkable. Talking of Jama Musjid incident the statement of Shahi Imam defeated the menacing plans of communal forces. He asked people to follow the example of people at Varanasi where both the communities expressed their concerns towards each other in the aftermath of the attack on the Sankat Mochan temple.
Of course, hostile reactions to these incidents can never serve our purposes of harmony. Extremist organizations or political outfits always tend to spark off communal tensions to serve their own purposes.