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Lawmakers resolve to combat terror
November 23, 2005 13:18 IST
Both Houses of Parliament on Wednesday expressed firm resolve to combat terrorism and defeat the designs of perpetrators of such crimes against humanity.
"Such horrendous acts make us more steadfast in our resolve to fight the menace of terrorism," Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee said paying homage to the people who had died in the October 29 triple blasts in Delhi.
The blasts on the eve of Diwali and Eid were timed to disturb the communal harmony in the country, he said.
"No words are strong enough to condemn this heinous act," Rajya Sabha Chairman Bhairon Singh Shekhawat said.
"Such mindless and barbaric acts of terrorism require to be dealt with firmly" he added.
The blasts, the worst ever strike in Delhi, left 65 people dead and 155 injured.
"I am sure that the whole House will join me in condemning this cowardly and sense less act and in offering condolences to the bereaved families and pray for early recovery of those who got injured in these blasts", he said.
The two Houses also expressed shock over the multiple terrorist attacks on innocent civilians in Amman (Jordan) on November 9 in which several persons were killed.
"We strongly condemn these ruthless terrorist attacks on innocent civilians and offer our sincere condolences to the bereaved families and to the government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan," Chatterjee said.
Shekhawat said, "Terrorism cannot be condoned in any form or for any motivation, and must be countered with determination and firmness."