PM Narendra Modi announced to observe 14th August as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day across the country as a way to pay tribute to the “struggles and sacrifices of our people”.
PM Modi took to his Twitter to share the announcement
PM Modi tweeted,”Partition’s pains can never be forgotten. Millions of our sisters and brothers were displaced and many lost their lives due to mindless hate and violence. In memory of the struggles and sacrifices of our people, 14th August will be observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day”.
He also added, “May the #PartitionHorrorsRemembranceDay keep reminding us of the need to remove the poison of social divisions, disharmony and further strengthen the spirit of oneness, social harmony and human empowerment.”
1947 partition horror scenario
In 1947, Millions of people were displaced and many got killed after the riot as India and Pakistan were divided into two countries after the British colonial rule.
Women and were girls faced the most bruatlity as thousands were abducted and raped during those dark times of violence during the time of partition.
Almost 15 million Hindus, Sikhs as well as muslims had to migrate to neighbouring countries either by foot or special ‘Refugee Trains’ during the 1947 era.
What does the in-charge of the foreign affairs department of BJP have to say regarding this?
The in charge of the foreign affairs department of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Vijay Chauthaiwale Commented on the decision saying that it is time to acknowledge the horrors of Partition and the violence that took place after India and Pakistan were parted ways as two countries in 1947.
Chauthaiwale said, “This is a long-overdue recognition that Partition resulted in violence, displacement of millions of people, incidents of killing and rape of those who came from the present-day Pakistan. The stories are still vivid and observing this day is a recognition of their sacrifices. Partition was a tragic part of history and the violence that followed it as well. PM Modi has shown tremendous courage by acknowledging the same.”