New Delhi: The terrorist attack on the parliament of India was occurred on December 13, 2001 has now completed 11 years on Thursday. The whole nation pays homage to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives to save one of the important buildings in the country.
The attack was on the temple of democracy by the heavily armed terrorists and in the heart of the national capital.
In that attack, eleven persons including five policemen were killed. Vice President M. Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani offered floral tributes to the martyrs on their memorial.
The main accused in this attack, Mohammed Afzal Guru was held guilty and awarded death sentence by a Delhi court on December 18, 2002. Guru was the mastermind of the whole attack was charged for planning an attack on the parliament.
Guru’s death sentence was upheld by the Delhi High Court and his plea was rejected by the Supreme Court two years later.
Later, Afzal Guru filed a mercy petition with the President, who forwarded it to Union Home Ministry for its comments.