President, PM condemn terror attack

Updated - November 28, 2021 07:40 am IST

Published - January 08, 2015 01:22 am IST - NEW DELHI:

The attack on office of French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo drew condemnation from all quarters in India. President Pranab Mukherjee tweeted, “Strongly condemn the terrorist attack on media office in Paris; terror and violence have no place in any corner of world. The world community must unite to root out terror from every country and society.”

The attack by unidentified gunmen killed 12 people in Paris on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said, “Condemnable and despicable attack in Paris. Our solidarity is with people of France. My thoughts are with families of those who lost their lives.”

Author Salman Rushdie who has also faced the ire of fundamentalists for his book Satanic Verse said, “Satire has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity… Religious totalitarianism has caused a deadly mutation in the heart of Islam and we see the tragic consequences in Paris today[Wednesday].”

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