New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that the NDA government had adopted a zero tolerance policy towards terrorism and was committed towards making India a secular and safe nation to live in.
Commemorating the 14th anniversary of the Parliament attacks, Rajnath Singh said that the country would never forget the supreme sacrifices made by the martyrs in the tragic incident.
“Our government has adopted a zero tolerance policy against terrorism. We are committed to make India more secure and safe as a nation,” he said in a message.
“I salute the valour and courage exhibited by those brave security personnel. The nation will never forget their supreme sacrifice,” he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the martyrs at a solemn ceremony held in the premises of the Parliament earlier during the day. Following this, Modi also met with family members of the victims of the attack.
On December 13, 2001, five heavily-armed gunmen stormed the Parliament complex and opened indiscriminate fire, killing nine persons.
The martyrs included five Delhi Police personnel, a woman Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) official, two Parliament watch and ward staff, and a gardener.