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Modi, Shah pay tributes to martyrs of parliament attack


Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah were among those who paid tributes on Wednesday to the brave security personnel martyred in a terror attack on Parliament on this day in 2001.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, BJP National President J P Nadda, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, and other leaders also gathered at Parliament to pay tributes.

On December 13, 2001, terrorists of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed outfits attacked the Parliament complex, killing nine people.

All five terrorists were gunned down by the security forces.

Meanwhile, President Droupadi Murmu said the nation will forever be indebted to the brave security personnel and asked all to reiterate the pledge to wipe out terrorism.

“On this day, 22 years ago, the nefarious plan of terrorists to eliminate the top line of political leadership in the country and damage our Temple of Democracy was foiled by the brave security personnel, including the nine who laid down their lives for the motherland,” Murmu said in a post on ‘X’.

The nation will forever remain in their debt, she said.

“Their sacrifice will not be allowed to go in vain as we reiterate today our pledge to wipe out terrorism, a threat to humankind everywhere, in all its forms and manifestations,” the President said.

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