India to observe August 14 as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day: PM Modi

Modi in a series of tweets said that the “partition’s pains can never be forgotten”. He also said that many people got displaced and many lost their lives “due to mindless hate and violence”. 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced that August 14 will be observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day to remember the struggles and sacrifices of the people during the Partition. 

Modi in a series of tweets said that the “partition’s pains can never be forgotten”. He also said that many people got displaced and many lost their lives “due to mindless hate and violence”. 

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

“This day of #PartitionHorrorsRemembranceDay 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 further added. 

In 1947, the India-Pakistan partition took place during which Pakistan was carved out as a Muslim country. Large-scale violence broke out during the times, costing many people their lives. 

India will be celebrating its 75th Independence Day on Sunday.