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Lok Sabha calls for 'zero tolerance' against terrorismNew Delhi: Lok Sabha today urged the global community to act in a concerted manner and adopt “zero tolerance” against terrorism, as the House condoled death of people in terror attacks in different parts of the world.

The House also condemned the death of at least ten CRPF commandos in an IED blast, allegedly engineered by naxalites, in the jungles of Bihar’s Aurangabad district yesterday.

The House also expressed grief over the killing of eight CRPF personnel when their bus was ambushed by terrorists in Srinagar last month as well as the death of people due to natural calamities across the country.

“We reiterate our call to the global community to adopt a zero tolerance policy and combat and eliminate the menace of terrorism worldwide,” Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said.

Referring to various terror attacks including those that happened recently in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France and Saudi Arabia, Mahajan said these incidents are tragic reminders of the “need for a concerted action by the international community to fight th scourge of terrorism uncompromisingly”.

The House also condoled death of people in the terrorist attack at Istanbul airport in Turkey this month.

More than 84 people were killed and many injured in a terror attack at Nice in France on July 14. “We share the pain of the people of France in this hour of tragedy and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them…,” she said.

Condemning the recent terror attack in Dhaka where one Indian national was also killed, Mahajan said, “we stand together with the government and people of Bangladesh in the war against terrorism”.

She also mentioned the death of 17 people in a fire that broke out in the central ammunition depot of Army at Pulgaon, Maharashtra on May 31.

In incidents of natural calamities, 96 persons are reported to have been killed and a large number of people affected in Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Maharashtra, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh and Odisha, Mahajan said.

As a mark of respect for the departed, the members stood in silence for a brief while.


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