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Prime Minister Modi’s Message on Paris Killings

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (video screen grab.)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (video screen grab.)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned the terrorist attacks in Paris and said that India stands “firmly with the great people of France.

In a short video message in Delhi, Modi said he condemned “the barbaric attack in Paris in the strongest terms.” “We feel the shock, pain and outrage … And we must stand together at humanity in combating the major global threat of our times and to uphold our values and our way of life,” he added. A series of attacks in public places and entertainment centres in Paris on Friday killed over 120 people.

Earlier, at the G20 meeting in Turkey immediately after the attacks, Modi had said “The world must speak in one voice and act in unison against terrorism, without any political considerations. We must isolate those who support and sponsor terrorism; and, stand with those who share our values of humanism.”

There was a need to launch a “social movement against extremism,” , that would involve thinkers, religious leaders and  opinion makers, Modi said.

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