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Security tightened on Parliament premises after Gurdaspur terror attack on 27 July 2015Twitter/ANI

The perpetrators of Gurdaspur terror attack came from Pakistan via Ravi river, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in Parliament on Thursday.

The home minister made the statement on the terror attack in Punjab's Gurdaspur district on 27 July amid ruckus created by the members of Congress, who shouted slogans in the Rajya Sabha.

"Terrorists who attacked Gurdaspur came from Pakistan via Ravi river," Singh said citing hints from global positioning system (GPS).

The minister said the government is committed to give a "befitting reply to those who try to undermine India's security". "Any terror activity from across the border will be defeated," he said.

However, unsatisfied by the home minister's statement, Congress MPs continued to disrupt the proccedings in the upper house. The house was finally adjourned for the day amid uproar.

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day
Earlier, the Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day as a mark of respect to former president APJ Abdul Kalam, while the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm.

As the Lok Sabha assembled for the day's proceedings, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said since the last rites of Kalam were in progress, the house was adjourned for the day, IANS reported.

Kalam, who passed away on 27 July at IIM Shillong following a cardiac arrest, was accorded a state funeral in his hometown Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu on Thursday.

The speaker also made obituary references to three former members of the lower house and the martyrs of Gurdaspur terror attack. A two-minute silence was also observed in the house in the honour of Gurdaspur martyrs.

The upper house also observed a two-minute silence in the memory of Gurdaspur martyrs. Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari also condemned the Punjab terror attack.

Earlier, the chairman had adjourned the Rajya Sabha till 2 pm in the honour of APJ Abdul Kalam as his funeral was in progress in Rameswaram.

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