Parl condemns Naxal attack on CRPF in Gadchiroli

New Delhi: Parliament today strongly condemned the attack on CRPF personnel in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra saying such acts aimed at disturbing peace must be dealt with "determination and firmness".

Making a reference to the incident in which several CRPF personnel were killed in a landmine blast on Tuesday, Speaker Meira Kumar said, "The House strongly condemns this dastardly terrorist attack which is aimed at disturbing peace in the country."

In the Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari said the House reiterates its resolve that such acts must be confronted with determination and firmness. "The attack is deplorable and the loss of precious lives is tragic and unfortunate," he said. The members then observed silence in both Houses as a mark of respect to the memory of those killed in the incident.