New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (December 13, 2021) paid tributes to the security personnel who lost their lives in the 2001 Parliament attack, on the occasion of its anniversary.
President Kovind tweeted, “I pay tribute to the brave security personnel who laid down their lives defending the Parliament of the world’s largest democracy against a dastardly terrorist attack on this day in 2001. The nation belongs to them. Will always be grateful to him for the supreme sacrifice.” ,
PM Modi in his tweet said, “I pay homage to all the security personnel who were martyred in the line of duty during the Parliament attack in 2001. Their service and supreme sacrifice for the nation inspires every citizen.”
On December 13, 2001, five heavily armed terrorists belonging to the terror outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) stormed the Parliament complex in New Delhi and opened fire indiscriminately.
Around 14 people, including security personnel and a civilian, were killed in the attack. The terror attack took place about 40 minutes after Parliament was adjourned and around 100 members were present in the building.
First published:December 13, 2021, 9:10 am