Paris has long been the city of the best in the world. It has been home to the most refined and cultured people. It has been the cradle of the finest art and literature. It has given to the world the most eminent people in various fields. Parisians are a class by themselves.
It was a shock to find the City of Paris being subjected to a brutal terrorist attack, The attack on Friday, November 13 evening left more than 160 dead.
Parisians had not yet forgotten the madmen’s attack on the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store early this year. Twenty people, including three attackers, were left dead in the slaughter.
Ironically, just a few hundred miles away, in London, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and British Prime Minister David Cameron, had in a joint press conference declared their resolve to combat terrorism together and had called upon all nations to come together to tackle the ever growing terrorism in the world.
The world needs to not only talk of combating terrorism; it needs to come together and combat the devil more effectively and resolutely. Be it any terrorist organization, anywhere in the world, it should be treated as enemy of humanity and neutralized with utmost force. It is time to say enough is enough.
Meanwhile, we feel sorry for Parisians for having to go through the shock and the tragedy. May those who died in the attacks rest in peace!