Homage paid to martyrs of suicide attack on Parliament in 2001

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New Delhi, Dec 13(ANI): Families of those who were martyred during the attack on Parliament in 2001, paid homage to them on the 8th anniversary at the Amar Jawan Jyoti in the national capital on Sunday.

Five gunmen had stormed the heavily guarded Parliament complex on December 13, 2001, and had killed nine people before being shot dead by guards.

Widows and families and widows of the martyrs offered floral tribute at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, along with the chief of the Anti-Terrorist Front, Maninder Singh Bitta.

Sunita Devi, widow of Bikram Singh Bishtt, a cameraman who died during the Parliament attacks, said that no promises made by the Union Government had been fulfilled till date.

"I take help from on my mother, father and M.S Bitta then only I am able to eke out living. A lot of promises were made when Vikram died, they said on paper that they will give us a petrol pump, a house, and a job but till now they have not asked us anything," said Sunita Devi.

Bitta accused the Union Government of not taking quick or sufficient action against the militants Afzal Guru and Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, and demanded immediate justice.

"They keep on saying that they will implement a strict law against terrorism. What law are they talking about when they cannot hang Afzal guru? They insult Supreme Court's decision and hide the files. And they talk about 26/11! More such attacks would take place if they will not hang Kasab and Afzal guru," Bitta said.

Bitta added that he and the families of the victims would not pay homage at the Parliament, the site of the attack, unless justice is meted out to the families. (ANI)

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