Parliament paid homage to the victims of 2001 terror attack

patrliamentParliament today paid homage to the victims of the terrorist attack on the Parliament House 14 years ago and echoed its resolve to combat the “macabre” designs of the perpetrators of terrorism.

“Let us reiterate our resolve to combat the macabre designs of the perpetrators of terrorism and reaffirm our pledge to protect the unity, integrity and sovereignty of our motherland,” said  Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan  while paying homage to the victims

Members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha stood in silence for a while as a homage to the victims of terror attack which shook the capital on December 13,2001

“On this day, we recall the supreme sacrifice of our security personnel .. who laid down their life while preventing the entry of terrorists,” Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari said.   He said the house condemns the incident in unequivocal terms and resolve to fight terrorism with firm determination and protect sovereignty and integrity of the country.

The parliament attack on 13 December 2001  led to the deaths of five terrorists, six Delhi Police personnel, two Parliament Security Service personnel and a gardener, in total 14 and increased tensions between India and Pakistan.