Twenty years of attack on the Parliament: On the 20th anniversary of the 2001 attack on the Parliament, President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Union ministers pay tribute to security officers who lost their lives during the attack on December 13, 2001.
Five terrorists attacked the Parliament buildings within New Delhi in 2001. On the twentieth anniversary of the Parliament terrorist attack, President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Union ministers honored nine people killed in the attack.
Eight security officers and a gardener were killed in the attack on the Parliament. In addition, five terrorists were shot down. The attack occurred during the Parliament’s Winter Session.
PM Modi declared, “I pay my tributes to the security personnel who lost their lives while on duty in the attack on Parliament in 2001. Their dedication to our nation and the ultimate sacrifice continues to inspire all citizens.”
President Kovind stated, “I pay homage to the brave security officers who gave their lives in 2001, protecting our Parliament, the world’s biggest democracy, from a terrorist attack. The country will always be thankful to them for their heroic sacrifice.”
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh posted a tweet in which he wrote, “My tributes to those brave security personnel who risked their lives in the attack on Parliament House during the year 2001. Their courage and unwavering sacrifice will forever humble us during their duty.”
Indian Home Minister Amit Shah praised the bravery of the soldiers by saying, “Your unmatched courage and devotion will encourage us to continue serving to serve the country.”
Pralhad Joshi, Minister of Union Parliamentary Affairs, posted on Twitter, “On twenty years since attacks were carried out on the Indian Parliament, we pay tribute to those who perished in the line of duty to protect lives.
India will always be grateful to those brave souls who showed extraordinary courage in protecting our nation.”
Five terrorists heavily armed broke through the perimeter of the parliament building. They fired in the indiscriminate fire as they tried to gain entry toward the building in which the Winter Session was being held.
When the shooting, proceedings were halted; however, the Parliament building had more than 100 MPs. The security guards stopped the terrorists’ plot.