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Parliament mourns Suryanarayan's killing

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, May 10 : Both houses of Parliament today mourned the recent killing of Indian engineer K Suryanarayan in Afghanistan, the death of 58 people in a fire in Meerut and the killing of 20 innocents by militants in Jammu and Kashmir.

Suryanarayan was abducted and later killed by the Taliban on April 29. He was engaged in the reconstruction and development works in Afghanistan.

The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha said the Afghan government must punish the perpetrators of the crime. Both houses also expressed solidarity with the Afghan people and government in their efforts to build a sovereign, stable and democratic country.

On April 10, 58 people had lost their lives and 162 were injured in a devastating fire at a consumer goods fair held at Victoria Park in Meerut.

On April 30, over 20 people were killed in a terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir.

On May 2, over 50 people were killed in two separate bus accidents at Thane in Maharashtra and Rampur in Uttar Pradesh.

Both the houses mourned the deaths of innocent people in these tragedies and members stood in silence for a short while as a mark of respect to the memory of the departed.


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