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UP Assembly condemns Varanasi blasts

The resolution, moved by Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, said the house expresses its concern over the incidents and condemns the dastardly act.

india Updated: Mar 09, 2006 17:17 IST

Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution condemning the Varanasi serial blasts and resolved to unitedly fight terrorism.

The resolution, moved by Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, said the house expresses its concern over the incidents and condemns the dastardly act.

While paying tributes to those killed and expressing sympathies with the injured, the resolution also referred to fighting the menace of terrorism unitedly.

It was later passed amidst thumping of desks and the house also observed two minutes silence over the issue.

Earlier, in his statement on the Varanasi incidents and the action taken by the Government thereafter, the Chief Minister thanked UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil for adopting a positive and cooperative attitude by saying that the state and central governments would together fight the challenge posed by terrorism.

Acting promptly, the police gunned down an ISI-trained terrorist in Lucknow who was incharge of Lashkar in Uttar Pradesh and investigations were on to ascertain his hand in the Varanasi blasts, he said and clarified that slain ultra was not a Pakistani national.

Claiming that some people tried to spoil communal amity through this act of terrorism, Yadav exhorted the people to rise above party politics to exercise restraint, as it was a matter of national interest.

First Published: Mar 09, 2006 17:17 IST