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'Merchants of death'

Terrorists are terrorists, nothing else and should be resisted unitedly by all who believe in humanity and ethics, says a Dhaka daily.

india Updated: Jul 14, 2006 12:49 IST

Resorting to terrorism to protest against any grievance or injustice is not justified, a Dhaka daily stated while condemning the serial bomb blasts in Mumbai.

"In today's troubled world there are many aggrieved groups, many victims of injustice and marginalised communities but nothing can lighten the crime of terrorism," the English language daily New Age said in an editorial.

"Terrorists are terrorists and nothing else and must be resisted unitedly by all who believe in humanity and ethics. We record our strongest condemnation of the incident," the paper said.

"It was not Mumbai railways that was hit but the entire mantle of human rights and values was shred to pieces.

The whole world stands aghast! Those merchants of death who kill innocent people can achieve no salutary goal apart from inviting worldwide hate and condemnation," it warned.

The Indian leadership came in for praise for exercising restraint amidst the crisis that was "a fresh reminder of how vulnerable the modern civilisation is to the forces of darkness," the newspaper observed.

It further said that the Mumbai blasts had "jolted the world into a fresh realisation of the satanic power of destruction the terrorists possess and their ability to strike with thoroughness and precision."