CHANDIGARH, NOV 30
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has called upon the legal fraternity to join hands with the Government to root out the menace of terrorism. A strong message must go to the world that acts of terror will not go unpunished, he said.
Mr Hooda was speaking at the International Conference of Jurists on International Terrorism at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi today. He said that the acts of the terrorism hamper our progress. It is here, that the Government solicits the help of jurists to give a befitting response to the acts of terror within the parameters of law. Your acumen can help us intensify our efforts in our fight against terror. The case of Ajmal Kasab is a fine example in this regard, he said.
The Conference was presided over by Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Dr Farooq Abdullah. Chairman of National Human Rights Commission Mr Justice Dr K.G. Balakrishnan, Chief Justice of Mauritius Mr Justice Y.K.J. Yeung Sik Yeun, Minister of Justice UAE Dr Hadef Jawa’an Al Dhaheri, Attorney General of Myanmar Dr Tun Shin, President of International Council of Jurists Dr Adish C. Aggarwal were also present on this occasion, besides a number of Judges, lawyers and law students.
Mr Hooda said that Government is providing necessary resources and training to the forces and internal law enforcement agencies to equip them to handle emergent situations in the event of terrorist acts. Single most important responsibility of the Government is the safety of the people and the Government will leave no stone unturned to ensure safety and security of the people, he said.
Mr Hooda said that we must act within the confines of our Constitution and fight terrorism within the rule of law, at the same time preserving our fundamental values of justice, freedom, liberty, equality and dignity. Repression, injustice and suppression of speech can help the enemy in spreading hatred against us, which can diminish the support from outside.
Mr Hooda emphasized that we will not allow our innocent citizens to fall prey to the evil designs of terrorists. The State Government will deal with terrorists with an iron hand and maintain peace and harmony.
Mr Hooda congratulated Dr Adish Aggarwal for holding an International Conference of Jurists on such an important issue and expressed hope that the deliberations of the Conference will result in following better coordination against terrorism.