New Delhi: on 13th December, The parliament attacks completed 20 years of the event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, and Union ministers paid tribute to people who lost their lives in the attacks on this day in 2001.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the “supreme sacrifice” of the security personnel continues to inspire the country. The PM tweeted, “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,”
President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, “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 13th December 2001, The Indian Parliament was attacked by terrorists during the winter session. 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 (CRPF) lost their lives while preventing the entry of terrorists inside the Parliament House Building. A gardener was also martyred in the firing. The terrorists were neutralized in hours.
The incident led to a bitter relation in India and Pakistan. A massive upgrade in the security of the Parliament was also initiated.