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Nation remembered and paid homage to martyrs of Parliament attack

Dec 13, 2014 18:01 IST

Nation remembered and paid homage to martyrs of Parliament attack on 13th anniversary of Parliament attack on 13 December 2014.

Nation paid homage to martyrs of Parliament attack that took place on 13 December 2001. On this day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives during the terror attack.

Other leaders include UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other members attended a formal ceremony held in Parliament.

About Parliament attack
The parliament attack was terror attacks at the Parliament of India in New Delhi on 13 December 2001.The five persons responsible for attack of Indian parliament were Lashkar-e-Taiba (Let) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists.

During the attack, all the five militants: Hamza, Haider alias Tufail,Rana, Raja and Mohammed were killed by the security of India. In the investigation found that the other three militants namely Maulana Masood Azhar, Ghazi Baba and Tariq Ahmed were also involved in planning the attack.

And also the investigation revealed involvement Afzal Guru, Shaukat Hussain and S.A.R. Gilani were convicted for the offence. The court has imposed death sentences on the three accused for the offences under Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA).

Later, Geelani and Afsan were set free by the high court on appeal but upheld death sentence of Shaukat Hussain and Afzal Guru. Even Shaukat Hussian was released but Afzal Guru was hanged in February 2013 in secrecy due to security reasons.

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