In his address on Tuesday, President Droupadi Murmu expressed gratitude to the “valiant martyrs” who lost their lives in the attack on the Parliament in 2001.
A terrorist attack on the Parliament complex took place twenty-one years ago on December 13 by terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). Nine people were killed in the attack.
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress MPs Sonia Gandhi, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and other leaders pay tribute to the fallen jawans, at the Parliament, on the 21 years of the Parliament Attack pic.twitter.com/BGL8nuL7VI
— ANI (@ANI) December 13, 2022
On this day in 2001, the nation pays tribute to those brave martyrs who lost their lives in defense of the Parliament against terrorist attacks. Our hearts will always be filled with gratitude for the Bravehearts who made the supreme sacrifice,” the president tweeted.
There were five Delhi police personnel, a woman Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper, two Parliament watch and ward staff, and a gardener among the victims. There was a fatality among the injured journalists. It was determined that all five terrorists had been killed.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla addressed the House on Tuesday, saying, “We solemnly remember the cowardly attack on our Parliament on December 13. The alert security personnel who foiled the attack on this symbol of democracy are also remembered for their courage. According to the news agency ANI, the security personnel made the supreme sacrifice.