Kalam calls for global mechanism to prevent terrorism
NEW DELHI: Sharing the concern of a stunned
nation at the killing of Hyderabad engineer K. Suryanarayana by the
Taliban, President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Monday called upon the global
community to collectively devise a mechanism to ensure that such
situations did not recur for any citizen of any country.
"The cruel incident in Afghanistan has
resulted in the loss of a precious engineer's life, resulting in the
loss of smile on the faces of his family including his three small
children. The nation is with them in this time of grief.''
Many countries, including India, were facing
such situations. ``There are certain people in certain societies who
are violent and they do not follow any rule of law, they do not abide
by any code of conduct. The light of conscience is extinguished in
them,'' he said referring to the Taliban militia.
Mr. Kalam was speaking at the presentation here of the Kabir...
...Puraskar and the National Communal Harmony Award for 2005.
Communal Harmony award
Even where India took action against terrorists
through political, military and police methods, ``we have not been able
to find the solution in full and the solutions are evading.
In all our actions, I believe, we have to consider injection of certain higher elements.''
Apart from finding military, diplomatic and
social solutions for containing terrorism and violence, efforts should
be made to encourage good human beings and enlightened citizens across
the world to intervene in ``such problems to bring universal peace and
The communal harmony award was presented to Hema Bharali and the Ramakrishna Mission represented by Swami Smaranananda.
The Kabir Puraskar was given to Mohammad Aynal
Hoque and K. Rajarathnam Isaac for promoting peace and tranquillity in