Prime Minister Narendra Modi salutes valour of those martyred in Parliament attack

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday saluted the courage of those killed in the Parliament attack in 2001.

Modi said that the courage and heroism of those martyred inspired every Indian.

“We salute the valour of those who were martyred during the dastardly attack on our Parliament on this day in 2001. Their courage and heroism inspires every Indian,” Modi tweeted.

President Ram Nath Kovind said that India remembers those killed while defending Parliament from terrorists on this day in 2001.

“India gratefully remembers those martyred while defending Parliament from terrorists on this day in 2001. Forces of hate and terror targeted what we cherish most — India’s democracy and democratic values. They did not succeed. And we will never let them succeed,” President Kovind tweeted.

Home Minister Raj Nath Singh also remembered the martyrs, “Remembering the exemplary courage and supreme sacrifice of our brave security personnel and Parliament staff who successfully thwarted the terror attack on our Parliament House this day in 2001. The nation will always remain indebted to their bravery and martyrdom,” Raj Nath tweeted.

Various political dignitaries also paid tributes to those who martyred in the parliament attack in 2001.

On December 13, 2001, five gunmen stormed the parliament House and opened indiscriminate fire.