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PM Narendra Modi pays Homage to Martyrs of 2001 Parliament House Terrorist Attack

Five heavily armed terrorist infiltrated the parliament building in 2001 and began firing their arms during the time of Parliament session.

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New Delhi Dec 13, 2016: Prime Minister Narendra Modi while commemorating the sacrifice of the soldiers who lost their lives in the 2001 Parliament House terrorist attack paid homage to them on Tuesday.

PM Modi later on tweeted “Salutations to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the 2001 Parliament attack. Their bravery will never be forgotten.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the brave hearts who lost their lives in 2001 Parliament attck
Prime Minister Modi in a garden(wikimedia commons)

The Prime Minister placed a wreath at the photos of the deceased in Parliament House complex, mentioned Zee News.

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Five heavily armed terrorist infiltrated the parliament building in 2001 and began firing their arms during the time of Parliament session. Eleven persons including five policemen were killed during the attack.

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Five Delhi Police personnel, a woman Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) official, two Parliament watch and ward staff, and a gardener were among those who lost their lives in the attack.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Meets Bollywood’s Delegates

While their past meetings drew ire for zero women representation, this time Alia, Ekta, Ashwiny and Bhumi lent the woman power.

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses a gathering in New Delhi, India. VOA

A delegation of young Hindi film actors and filmmakers like Karan Johar, Rohit Shetty and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Thursday to discuss how the entertainment industry can contribute to nation building.

Karan, who was a part of past industry meetings with the PM, led the delegation which included names like Ekta Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Sidharth Malhotra, Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao, Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar.

After the meeting, where the Bollywood squad clicked a group selfie with Modi, Karan wrote on Instagram: “Powerful and timely conversations can bring about change and this was one of what we hope will become a regular conversation. Meeting the Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi today was an incredible opportunity.

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Modi meets Bollywood

“As a community, there is a huge interest to contribute to nation building. There is so much that we want to do. And can do and this dialogue was towards how and what ways we can do that. When the youngest country (in demography) joins hands with the largest movie industry in the world, we hope to be a force to reckon with. Together we would love to inspire and ignite positive changes to a transformative India.”

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Karan also thanked the government on behalf of the film industry for the GST reduction in movie ticket prices that was implemented recently. It was a result of the meetings held with the PM last year.

While their past meetings drew ire for zero women representation, this time Alia, Ekta, Ashwiny and Bhumi lent the woman power. (Bollywood Country)