New Delhi: On Sunday, 13th December, Union Minister of Home Affairs, Amit Shah, paid floral tributes to the martyrs who laid down their lives while protecting the Parliament House in the 2001 terrorist attack. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to the martyrs of the attack. In his tweet to mark the 19th Anniversary of the attack, Home Minister Amit Shah said, “My homage to the brave sons of Mother India, who made the supreme sacrifice defending the 2001 cowardly terrorist attack on the temple of democracy, the Parliament House. A grateful nation will always remain indebted to your martyrdom. I bow to their exemplary courage and sacrifice.”
On 13th December 2001, terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) stormed the Parliament complex and fired indiscriminately. They were gunned down after a battle in which five Delhi Police personnel, a woman CRPF trooper, two personnel of the Parliament House Watch and ward staff, and a gardener were killed. A journalist who sustained injuries died later.
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