Rajya Sabha condemns 'senseless and barbaric' acts of violence across the world

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Monday condemned "senseless and barbaric" acts of violence in various parts of the world, including France and Bangladesh, and called upon the global community to unitedly combat terrorism.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari referred to terror attacks in various parts of globe in June and July, which claimed several lives and left several others maimed and injured.

Manifestation of terror in the form of gunfights and bomb explosions in Istanbul, suicide bomber attacks in Kabul and Baghdad, terror attacks in Nice, Dhaka, Jeddah, Qatif and the holy city of Madinah have stunned the world, he said.

"These senseless and barbaric acts of violence across the world have shaken the conscience of humanity at large and are a grim reminder that the tentacles of terrorism are slowly spreading all over the globe. These growing terror acts are deplorable and deserve to be condemned," Ansari said.

He said such acts only re-affirm "our resolve to fight terrorism with determination and to reiterate our call to the global community to unitedly combat and eliminate the scourge of terrorism from the world".

The loss of innocent lives and injury to hapless people in all these tragic incidents is indeed outrageous and condemnable, the Chairman said.

"This House joins me in expressing our deep sorrow and sympathy and heartfelt condolences on the losses suffered by the friendly people of Turkey, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia and France and reiterate India's stand of solidarity with the government and the people of these countries in their hour of grief," he said.

The House also expressed grief over several deaths due to natural calamities like cloudbursts, floods and lightning strikes in Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and some other parts of the country during June and July.

The members rose in their places and observed silence as mark of respect to the memory of those who lost their lives in these tragedies.


Updated Date: Jul 18, 2016 14:30 PM

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