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Nations must unite against terrorism: Congress

Manish-Tewari

Ludhiana/ New Delhi, Nov. 14 : Congress Party on Saturday strongly condemned the dastardly terrorist attacks in Paris, and called for unity among nations to neutralize perpetrators of such attacks.

Dubbing the attacks as ‘dreadful’, Congress leader Manish Tewari said that all nations must stand in solidarity with France.

“What has happened in Paris deserves to be condemned in strongest words possible. All democracies, all right thinking people and all nations must stand in solidarity with France and Paris at this point in time,” Tewari told ANI.

“These dastardly terrorists, who kill innocent people in the name of the religion, need to be defeated, repudiated, and demolished. The nations must stand together and ensure that these terrorists are neutralized,” he added.

Echoing similar views, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said that the fight against terrorism should be intensified.

“This is the worst terror attack since the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. I am saddened to hear this and we condemn it. We must intensify our fight against terror. There cannot be a distinction between good and bad terrorists,” he said.

The deadly attack reportedly began in the French capital at a soccer stadium where a match was underway as explosions set off. Simultaneously, terrorists armed with AK-47s and bombs strapped to them began attacking in different sites throughout the city.

A bloodbath was reported from the Bataclan concert hall where around 100 people were killed as terrorists opened fire for 15 minutes and even shot hostages at point blank range.

Including the massacre at the concert, around 150 people have reportedly been killed in different sites in the attacks.

According to reports, the attack sites are Bataclan concert venue, Le Carillon, Le Petit Cambodge, 20 rue Alibert, La Belle Equipe, Near Stade de France and reports of gunfire were reported at least from one other site.

French President Francois Hollande has declared a state of emergency and ordered the borders to be closed while rallying military reinforcements. (ANI)