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14 August to be observed as ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’

“The pain of partition of the country can never be forgotten. Because of hatred and violence, lakhs of our sisters and brothers were displaced and even lost their lives.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced to observe August 14 as the ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’ in remembrance of “sisters and brothers displaced” during the partition of the Country.

In memory of the struggle and sacrifice of those people, it has been decided to celebrate 14th August as ‘Vibhishika Memorial Day’,” PM Modi said in a tweet.

“#PartitionHorrorsRemembranceDay This day will not only inspire us to eliminate the poison of discrimination, animosity and ill-will, but it will also strengthen unity, social harmony and human sensibilities,” he added.

Indians are gearing up for the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence Day that will take place tomorrow, August 15. Observed as a national holiday, the Prime Minister of India wil hoist the tricolour flag at the Red Fort. The ceremony is followed by cultural events.

India liberated itself from British rule on this day in 1947, scripting the freedom with the blood of tens of thousands who sacrificed their lives. Even as India achieved independence in 1947, the event marked country’s separation and division into two major dominions – India and Pakistan.  

The Dominion of India is today the Republic of India (since 1950); while the Dominion of Pakistan was composed of what is known today as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (since 1956) and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (since 1971).

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