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PM talks tough to terrorists on Mumbai, Assam

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asserted that the government will never go soft with those with gun tryng to foment trouble in the country.

Addressing the media in Shillong after he inaugurated the Indian Science Congress, he said his government is ready to go to any extent to root out terrorism from the country. In the same breath, he said it's open to hold dialogue with those lying down arms.

He said, "the growing menace of terrorism and naxalism is a cause of worry. The government will not compromise with terrorism".

Referring to terrorists attack in Mumbai and Assam he said,"there were some initial setbacks, but we will overcome them. The government will go to any extent to root out terrorism from the country".

According to him, "all insurgent groups must recognise that their only course open to them is to lay down arms. We will never compromise with those who believe in use of gun to get solution to their real or imaginary problems."
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