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Sushma offers Dhaka 'comprehensive approach' to fight terror, ideologies of hate

In the aftermath of the Gulshan cafe attack in the Bangladeshi capital, Sushma has reiterated New Delhi's support to Dhaka in fighting terrorism.


Sushma offers Dhaka 'comprehensive approach' to fight terror, ideologies of hate

Dhaka: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has written to her Bangladesh counterpart A.H. Mahmood Ali and offered a "comprehensive approach" to fight terrorism.

In the aftermath of the Gulshan cafe attack in the Bangladeshi capital, Sushma has reiterated New Delhi's support to Dhaka in fighting terrorism.

"India stands firmly with Bangladesh in this hour of grief and will work shoulder to shoulder with government of Bangladesh against terrorism and to protect our societies from the threat of ideologies of hate, violence, and terror," bdnews24.com quoted Sushma as saying in her letter.

"We need to adopt zero tolerance policy and a comprehensive approach in fighting terrorism at all levels," she was quoted as saying.

Earlier, President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had condemned the July 1 terror attack in Dhaka. At least 20 people, including an an Indian, were killed when terrorists raided a cafe in Dhaka.

Sushma said it was "unfortunate that such mindless violence should be perpetrated during the holy month of Ramadan when the minds of true believers would be turned to spiritual pursuits".

"This has shown us that terrorism has no religion and no faith."

She said she was "confident that the government of Bangladesh will do its utmost to bring those responsible for this cowardly attack to justice so that such attacks are not repeated in future".

On Thursday, Bangladesh witnessed a fresh attack on the Eid day at Kishoreganj's Sholakia, in which four people, including two policemen, were killed.

President Mukherjee in a statement strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the Eid congregation and expressed India`s support to Bangladesh in defeating forces of terror.

"I am shocked and distressed to hear about the terrorist attack in Kishoreganj, Bangladesh, today (Thursday) on Eid. I condemn the perpetrators of this attack in the strongest of terms," President Mukherjee said in a statement.

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