2001 Indian Parliament attack – Scoop Beats


The 2001 Indian Parliament attack was a terrorist attack on the Parliament of India in New Delhi, India on 13 December 2001. 

The perpetrators belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) – two Pakistan-raised terrorist organisations.

The attack led to the deaths of six Delhi Police personnel, two Parliament Security Service personnel, and a gardener – in total 9 – and led to increased tensions between India and Pakistan, resulting in the 2001–02 India–Pakistan standoff.

The Delhi police have since then tightened the security arrangements. Extra police personnel have been deployed to keep an eye on all suspicious activities.

December 13, 2001, is still fresh in the minds of the people of the country who witnessed it.

The incident sent the security agencies into a tizzy.

The terrorists who attacked Parliament were carrying AK47 rifles, grenade launchers, pistols, and grenades and were able to breach the security cordon around the Parliament complex.


It was at that time that their car noticed by constable Kamlesh Kumari Yadav. The terrorists had no idea that Yadav had seen their suspicious activities.

Getting suspicious the constable ran to close gate no 1 where she posted at that time. The terrorists fired at Yadav 11 times.

She died on the spot but was able to foil a suicide bomb attacker who was one of them. After killing Yadav, the terrorists moved forward firing indiscriminately. The horror lasted for about 30 minutes during which nine people killed and 18 injured.

The terrorists neutralised by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel. The CRPF battalion just returned from Jammu and Kashmir and posted at Parliament House.

The CRPF team knew well how to take on the terrorists as they had been dealing with such elements in Jammu and Kashmir.

Though it was the extreme bravery of the security forces which quickly contained the situation, the Watch and Ward staff of Parliament too played a vital role in saving several lives.

In the next 72 hours, the Delhi police’s Special Cell cracked the case.

The Special Cell personnel arrested four persons — Mohammed Afzal Guru, Shaukat Hussain, Afsal Guru, and SAR Geelani — in this connection.

The Delhi Police has tightened security arrangements in the national capital to avoid any untoward incident. Delhi police senior officers have briefed to conduct extra patrolling in their areas.

“The nation pays homage to the valiant martyrs who laid down their lives while defending the Parliament against terrorist attack on this day in 2001,” Ms, Murmu tweeted.

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