Terrorism has no place in democratic system: Prez

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 21:37

Agartala: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said that terrorism has no place in a democratic system because it cannot deliver any good.

Addressing a gathering at the civic reception, organised by Agartala Municipal Council (AMC) here, he said, "Violence in any form has no place in a democratic system. Terrorism cannot deliver any good except killing people and destroying property.
"I would like to caution that those who are trying to hit the democratic system of India by violence, they are committing mistake."

Mukherjee said he could not close his eyes for a few days after the terrorist attack in Mumbai on November 26 in 2008 realising the facet of violence and had to maintain close contacts with the political leaders of different countries as External Affairs Minister of the country.
He appreciated Tripura government for being successful in combating three-decade-old insurgency in the state despite many hostilities.

"Tripura is marching ahead facing many odds. In literacy, in general growth, the state is much ahead of national parameters," he said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 21:37

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