Kolkata, Nov 14: A minute’s silence was observed at the inaugural programme of the 21st edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival on Saturday to pay respects to the Paris terror attack victims.The star-studded gathering of actors, film critics, political leaders and movie buffs stood up and observed silence at the start of the opening gala at the Netaji Indoor Stadium here.

Speaking on the occasion, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condemned the terror strikes in the French capital. “Terrorism is the world’s biggest enemy,” she said.(Also Read: Kolkata film fest to raise toast to Hollywood classics)

At least 127 people were killed and over 200 injured as eight Islamic State terrorists, armed with automatics and wearing suicide vests, unleashed Mumbai-style mayhem on Friday night in six crowded areas of Paris, shocking the world and drawing international condemnation.