Parliament House attack: 15 years on

RSTV Bureau
PM Modi paying tribute to the Parliament attack martyrs. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@narendramodi

PM Modi paying tribute to the Parliament attack martyrs. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@narendramodi

On the 15th anniversary of the 2001 Parliament attack, leaders across party lines paid homage to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives while defending the Parliament House from the deadly terror attack.

Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Former PM Dr Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, veteran BJP leader L K Advani along with other MPs and ministers paid floral tributes to the bravehearts at the plaque in Parliament House on Tuesday morning.

“Salutations to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the 2001 Parliament attack. Their bravery will never be forgotten,” PM Modi tweeted after paying tribute.

The parliamentarians observed silence in the honour of the martyrs and a blood donation camp was also organised at the Parliament complex.

Some of the martyrs’ family members were also present during the wreathe laying ceremony.

Five heavily-armed terrorists had stormed into the Parliament House complex on this day 15 years ago but they were killed before they could enter the main building.

Five Delhi Police personnel, a woman Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) official, two Parliament watch and ward staff, and a gardener were among those who lost their lives in the attack.