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'There should be zero tolerance for terrorism'

delhi Updated: Sep 27, 2008 19:04 IST

In the wake of blast in Mehrauli, the government on Saturday said there has to be "zero tolerance" for terrorism and asserted that it is taking "stern" measures to bring the culprits behind the explosion to book.

Soon after the blast, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who chairs Cabinet meetings in absence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, held deliberations with Home Minister Shivraj Patil on the situation.

"I condemn in strongest terms this barbaric act of violence leading to the loss of an innocent life," Mukherjee said after the meeting.

"There has to be zero tolerance for such acts of terror," he said.

Noting that he had reviewed the situation with the Home Minister, Mukherjee said "the government is committed to bring the culprits to book and stern measures are being taken towards this end."