President, PM and others pay tribute to martyrs on 18th anniversary

Union ministers and several leaders of the Opposition, including President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, former PM Manmohan Singh and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, during the attack on Parliament In a program organized in the Parliament complex to the soldiers and employees Paid tribute Let it be known that on 13 December 2001 18 years ago, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) terrorists openly opened fire while attacking Parliament. The master mind of this attack was Afzal Guru. Nine people, including five Delhi Police personnel, a woman soldier of the Central Reserve Police Force, a Watch and Ward employee posted in the Parliament complex and a gardener were killed in the attack. A journalist was also injured in the incident, who later died during treatment. The five terrorists who attacked the temple of Indian democracy were killed by the security forces.

A journalist was also injured in the incident, who later died during treatment. 

President, PM and others pay tribute to martyrs on 18th anniversary of attack on Parliament
President, PM and others pay tribute to martyrs on 18th anniversary of attack on Parliament

President Kovind said in a tweet that a grateful country salutes the bravery and courage of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives while protecting Parliament House in 2001 from terrorists. We are determined to eliminate and defeat every form of terrorism. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted, Today let us remember those martyrs who laid down their lives to save Parliament from terrorist attack. Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri also paid tributes to those who lost their lives in this attack. He tweeted that I include myself in the tribute paid by the grateful nation to the brave men who lost their lives while protecting Parliament during the attack on Parliament. New India will always be grateful for their selfless spirit, courage and strength. The Trinamool Congress tweeted and paid tribute to the victims of the Parliament attack. The party said violence in any form is reprehensible. Let us all wish for peace. West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamta Banerjee tweeted, Today is the 18th anniversary of the attack on India’s Parliament. On this day, I am remembering those who lost their lives wholeheartedly. My condolences to those who were injured while on duty. He said that there is no place for terror and violence in any civilized society.

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