New Delhi: The President stressed that this great challenge to human values should be faced firmly and squarely through international cooperation and efforts should be made to mobilize the world to take concerted and determined action against the menace.
“We have, in recent days, witnessed the horrific killings of innocent hostages in Syria, the attack on the media in Paris and the tragic killing of school children and their teachers in Peshawar.
“India is one of the oldest victims of terrorism. There is no good terrorism or bad terrorism. Terrorism respects no religion, ideology or nation. It is no longer a debating issue. The international community must assert itself and tackle the problem by taking concerted, coordinated and determined action,” Mukherjee said.