Khan, a senior Samjawadi Party leader, condemned the terrorist attacks in Paris but simultaneously raked up the issue of action by the US and Russia in Arab countries, saying 'killing of innocents' anywhere is 'not justified'.

"Whatever the terrorists did in Paris was wrong. But, attack on Arab countries and killing of innocents there by US and Russia is also not justified," he told reporters here.

The Samajwadi Party leader added, "If this attack is a reaction than the superpowers must think about it. What action led to this reaction and whether their action was justified? They need to think otherwise there is apprehension that the situation will get worse. I think the world is heading towards another World War."

Reacting sharply to Khan's remarks, BJP demanded action against him and dared the Samajwadi Party leadership to make public its stand, saying it would otherwise be construed that it supports terrorism. BJP secretary Siddharth Nath Singh cited Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav 'should stop Azam Khan from making such remarks".

Terming as 'unfortunate' the comments by the senior UP minister, Singh said such remarks tarnish India's image and weaken the country's resolve to fight against terrorism.

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