14th August will be observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day: PM

NEW DELHI: On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declear 14th August will be remarked as “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day.” This is done to remember and recognise the pain undergone by Indians due to the partition of Indian in 1947.

“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 tweeted.

The Partition of India was the division of British India into two independent Dominions: India and Pakistan. It caused 200,000 to 2 million death. With religious lines, communal violence and refugees crisis displaced 10 to 20 million people. The violence created during the partition, affected the relationship between India and Pakistan even today.

He 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.

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