This year marks the sixth anniversary of the incident in which five gunmen stormed the heavily guarded Parliament complex and killed nine people before being shot dead by the security personnel. Several functions are being organised to mark the day, and pay tributes to those killed in the deadly attack. The Supreme Court had awarded capital punishment to Mohammad Afzal Guru for his involvement in the Parliament attack case.
Afzal was sentenced to death on December 18, 2002 by a trial court. This was confirmed by the Delhi High Court and upheld by the Supreme Court in 2004.