NEW DELHI | Paying tribute to the security personnel who sacrificed their lives in the 2001 Parliament attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the country will never forget that cowardly attack as well as those who have protected the Parliament of the country. He laid down his life. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “We will never forget the cowardly attack on our Parliament on this day in 2001. We remember the valor and sacrifice of those who made their supreme sacrifice while protecting our Parliament. India will always Will be grateful to them. “
President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, ”
The country is today remembering the brave martyrs who laid down their lives while protecting Parliament on this day in 2001. Recalling the great sacrifices of the temple’s defenders of our democracy, we strengthen our resolve to defeat terror. ”
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also said that the country will always remember the valor of such security personnel. Singh said,” I salute the bravery of all the brave security personnel who made the supreme sacrifice in the face of a terrorist attack on Parliament on this day in 2001. ”
Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted,” I am those brave sons of ‘Maa Bharati’ I pay tribute to him, who made the supreme sacrifice in the 2001 Cairana terror attack on Parliament. A grateful nation will forever be indebted to you for your immortal sacrifice. ”
The Indian Parliament was attacked on 13 December 2001 by Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed militants. Nine people including eight security personnel were killed in this attack. All five terrorists were also killed by the security forces.