People who lost their lives in the 2001 Parliament attack were paid tribute by President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union ministers, for their “service to the nation and supreme sacrifice.”
President Kovind, wrote, “I pay homage to brave security personnel who laid down their lives on this day in 2001, defending the Parliament of the world’s largest democracy against a dastardly terrorist attack. The nation shall forever remain grateful to them for their supreme sacrifice,” on Twitter.
PM Modi, wrote, “I pay my tributes to all those security personnel who were martyred in the line of duty during the Parliament attack in 2001. Their service to the nation and supreme sacrifice continues to inspire every citizen,” on Twitter.
Home Minister Amit Shah wrote, “I salute the courage and valour of all the soldiers, who made their supreme sacrifice to protect the temple of Indian democracy – Parliament House – in the cowardly terrorist attack. . Your unparalleled valor and sacrifice will always inspire us to serve the nation.”
Also, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Ministers Prahlad Joshi, Kiren Rijiju, Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi also paid tribute.
20th anniversary of the 2001 Parliament attack
The terrorist attack had taken 9 lives and left several injured.
On December 13, 2001, Parliament of India, witnessed a terror attack that shook the country to its core.
Five terrorists of Pakistan-based militant groups attacked the premises of the Parliament.
While stopping the entry of terrorists inside the Parliament House Building, two persons from the Parliament Security Service of the Rajya Sabha, five Delhi Police Personnel and a woman constable of the Central Reserve Police Force sacrificed their lives. Also, a gardener of CPWD lost his life.
However, all the five terrorists were killed by security forces. And a massive upgrade in the security of the Parliament was done.
And the incident left India and Pakistan almost on the verge of a war.