Parliament adopts resolution remembering 26/11 victims

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New Delhi, Nov 26 (ANI): On the first anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attack, both houses of parliament on Thursday adopted a resolution, reiterating the nation's firm commitment to fight the threat of terrorism and emerge victorious against it.

Parliament also remembered martyrs of the 26/11 terror attack.

Both houses observed a minute's silence in memory of those killed.

Parliament also saluted the bravery of the security personnel, who fought and sacrificed their lives during the 26/11 attacks.

The Lok Sabha adopted a resolution to unitedly fight and defeat forces of terrorism, which pose the gravest threat to humanity.

"On this day the House resolves that we will unitedly fight and defeat the forces of terrorism and never again allow them to spill the blood of innocent people," Speaker Meira Kumar said.

"The House salutes the indomitable courage of the security forces who gave a crushing blow to the terrorists on November 26, 2008 and the fortitude of the people of Mumbai, she added.

Noting that terrorism has no justification whatsoever in a civilised world, Kumar said: "It was the duty of every country, which wanted to see peace and progress, to resist and defeat these dark forces of terrorism."

"Realising the global network of terrorists and their unlimited resources, sophisticated arms and training and their diabolic mindset, there is an urgent need to mobilise the resources and coordinate action by all countries to track down and eliminate these enemies of mankind," she said.

Members of the Lok Sabha also demanded the government to take all necessary steps to wipe out the scourge of terrorism from our country.

Making a reference to 26/11 in the Rajya Sabha, Vice President Hamid Ansari said: "Indomitable spirit of humankind cannot be subdued by such senseless acts of violence."

Recalling the courage showed by Mumbaikars in bringing normalcy in short span Ansari said: "This speaks volumes for the resolve of our people to confront and defeat the evil designs of those wishing to destabilise the nation and disrupt its progress."

It is noted that both the resolutions does not refer to Pakistan, but will talk about the threat from terrorism being global and the fact that India alone is not a victim of this menace.

On Wednesday, the Centre said that the challenge faced by the country today was from terrorist organisations that were not only equipped with the latest technologies and have immense access to funds, but were having active backing of various external agencies.

In a statement the Home Ministry said : "The focus of terrorists has also changed. Their targets are separately spreading beyond the Kashmir Valley to the hinterland with the dual purpose of disturbing the communal harmony and destabilising the economic prosperity of our country."

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, a Pakistani anti terror court indicted seven men, including Zakir Rahman Lakhvi, the Lashakar - e - Taiba (LeT) operations commander, for their suspected involvement in the 26/11 attacks. (ANI)

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